I am a Fiddlehead Forager | INDIE ALASKA

The 49th State has an abundance of edible wild plants, but some people might think of Alaska’s wild berries or mushrooms before they’d consider eating fiddlehead ferns. Jason Porter, the Executive Chef of Alyeska Resort and Hotel, takes advantage of his spring harvest of fiddleheads and uses them in dishes for himself and for the resort’s restaurants in Girdwood, Alaska.

Video and Story by Valerie Kern

Music by FirstCom Music and Starship Amazing

Fiddlehead Timelapse Footage from Videvo

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Originally from the Central Coast of California, Valerie joined Alaska Public Media in July 2017. Before moving to Alaska, Valerie worked as an ENG Editor at WRAL-TV in Raleigh, North Carolina. She also served in the U.S. Air Force as a TV/Radio Broadcast Journalist where she got the opportunity to travel around Europe, Africa, The Baltics, and Australia reporting on military events, exercises, and missions. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, skiing, backpacking, learning piano, yoga, and trying new foods.