The acorn is one of the most common and ubiquitous nuts you’re likely to encounter almost anywhere in the Northern Hemisphere in autumn.

Somehow, tragically, the vast majority of people on Earth today think of acorns as little more than “squirrel food,” despite the fact that they are easily rendered edible for humans after some basic processing.

In fact, if we lived in anything approaching a sane, rational culture, acorns would be a staple in our daily diets around the world, as ordinary as white bread.

Thankfully, there’s no massive cultural paradigm shift required in order to reclaim this delicious and highly nutritious ancestral food in your own life.

All you need is time, patience, and some basic guidance through the process.

That’s where this podcast comes in: for episode 70 of the #GoodLifeRevival Podcast, we’re going to review everything you need to know to begin gathering and eating acorns this season!

Along the way I will answer questions like:

Why would anyone want to eat acorns?

What’s the difference between white oaks and red/black oaks?

What is the best method for gathering, and how can you tell if an acorn is no good?

How do you remove the tannins in order to make acorns edible?

What’s the best way to prepare acorns to eat?

And much more!

Nothing brings me greater joy than teaching others how to make use of the common wild foods found all around us throughout the seasons.

I truly believe that sharing the knowledge of how to eat acorns is one of the most valuable things that I can do with my time, and I hope that this audio tutorial will turn you into an evangelist for the cause, too.

This episode serves as a great example of the kind of tutoring I offer on a one-on-one basis through my Wild Food Mentorship — there’s still time to apply before the October 31 deadline, but spots are filling up quickly! Be sure to submit an application here if you are interested.

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