Filson Food: Garlic Mustard Potato Salad
Early European settlers brought garlic mustard to North America for food and medicine. Meeting favorable conditions in the New World, the species escaped from gardens, thrived, and spread uncontrollably. Today, garlic mustard has spread from east to west in the US. While common methods to control garlic mustard include burning, pulling, and spraying, you can also eat it, as the whole plant is edible. Although the plant is much maligned in the New World, garlic mustard holds a longstanding reputation in food history: it is one of the oldest herbs/spices used in Europe.