Needless Nettling

(Video of Nettle Eating Championships in England)

In The Moment’s Grass Fed: Stinging Nettles, Peter Meehan discusses… well… eating stinging nettle.  In salsa verde.  So, is this a new thing?  Others have been eating nettles as a dare, and there’s even an eating contest in England (because it is so difficult to eat) – however, I thought the plant was semi-toxic? Not to mention, COME ON PEOPLE, JUST MAKE SALSA WITH CHILES.  Jeez.