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The Forager's Harvest

A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Edible Wild Plants
Author: Samuel Thayer
Publisher: Foragers Harvest
ISBN: 9780976626602
Category: Cooking
Page: 360
View: 1150
Rather than cover hundreds of plants in abbreviated accounts like the typical field guide, the author has chosen a smaller selection of species to discuss in exhaustive detail, including only those plants he has eaten fifty times or more. This book contains as many as ten high-quality color photographs of each plant. These have been selected to facilitate identification and depict the plant parts at exactly the stage of growth in which they should be harvested. The accompanying text is accurate and thorough, giving readers of any experience level the confidence to harvest wild plants for food. Botanically, the text is accurate, yet it remains accessible to the layperson by using technical terms only when necessary. This book has many unique features that will appeal to naturalists, hikers, campers, survivalists, homesteaders, gardeners, chefs, Native Americans, and whole food enthusiasts. It contains a calendar of harvest times for wild produce, a step-by-step protocol for positive identification, an illustrated glossary tailored to the needs of foragers, a recommended reading list, plus special sections on conservation, safety, nutrition, harvest techniques, preparation methods, and storage. While this is not a regional guide, it will prove most useful to readers in the eastern US and Canada, the Rocky Mountains, and the Pacific Northwest.

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Nature's Garden

A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Edible Wild Plants
Author: Samuel Thayer
Publisher: Foragers Harvest
ISBN: 9780976626619
Category: Cooking
Page: 512
View: 7105
Presents a guide on locating, identifying, picking, and preparing wild edible foods grown in North America.

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Incredible Wild Edibles


Author: Samuel Thayer
Publisher: Foragers Harvest Press
ISBN: 9780976626626
Category: Cooking
Page: 480
View: 2081
Incredible Wild Edibles is an invitation to enjoy the best food on Earth. This guide provides complete information on 36 traditional fruits, nuts, herbs, and vegetables that have nearly disappeared from our modern diets. Rediscover these wholesome, super-nutritious, gourmet foods for free! In a humorous but authoritative style, the author tells how to identify these plants with confidence, where and when to find them, what parts to use, and how to prepare them for the table. He gives practical advice on harvesting and discusses safe and responsible foraging practices. Contains index, bibliography, glossary, range maps, foraging calendar, and more than 350 color photos. For all experience levels, from novice to expert.

    • Gardening

Edible Wild Plants

A North American Field Guide to Over 200 Natural Foods
Author: Thomas S. Elias,Peter A. Dykeman
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402767159
Category: Gardening
Page: 286
View: 655
Presents a season-by-season guide to the identification, harvest, and preparation of more than two hundred common edible plants to be found in the wild.

    • Nature

Edible Wild Plants


Author: John Kallas
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 1423616596
Category: Nature
Page: 416
View: 7816
Edible wild plants have one or more parts that can be used for food if gathered at the appropriate stage of growth and properly prepared. Edible Wild Plants includes extensive information and recipes on plants from the four categories. Foundation greens: wild spinach, chickweed, mallow, purslane; tart greens: curlydock, sheep sorrel, wood sorrel; pungent greens: wild mustard, wintercress, garlic mustard,shepherd’s purse; and bitter greens: dandelion, cat’s ear, sow thistle, nipplewort. Dr. John Kallas has investigated and taught about edible wild plants since 1970. He founded WildFood Adventures (www.wildfoodadventures.com) in 1993 and is the publisher and editor of Wild FoodAdventurer. He lives in Portland, Oregon. The definitive work on growing, harvesting, and eating wild greens.

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The Quick Guide to Wild Edible Plants

Easy to Pick, Easy to Prepare
Author: Lytton John Musselman,Harold J. Wiggins
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421408716
Category: Cooking
Page: 133
View: 7585
A recent rise in the popularity of urban farming, farmers’ markets, and foraging from nature means more people are looking for information about plants. In The Quick Guide to Wild Edible Plants, botanists Lytton John Musselman and Harold J. Wiggins coach you on how to safely identify, gather, and prepare delicious dishes from readily available plants—and clearly indicate which ones to avoid. More than 200 color illustrations, accompanied by detailed descriptions, will help you recognize edible plants such as nettles, daylilies, river oats, and tearthumbs. For decades, Musselman and Wiggins have taught courses on how to prepare local plants, and their field-to-table recipes require only a few, easily found ingredients. They offer instructions for making garlic powder out of field garlic and turning acorns into flour for Rappahannock Acorn Cakes. To toast your new skill, they even include recipes for cordials. The Quick Guide to Wild Edible Plants is a great gift for the beginning naturalist and the perfect addition to every serious forager’s library. "The book is witty and full of commonsense. It is a jolly good read for anyone."—Portland Book Review "Dr. Musselman is a passionate botanist. Walking among plant life makes him very happy, which means he is happy most of the time, except when riding in a car stuck in a long tunnel. He will stop people on the street to tell them some great news from the plant world."—Garrison Keillor "Whether this is your passion or merely something you might be interested in learning about, check out The Quick Guide to Wild Edible Plants... Should I ever get a craving for stinging nettle omelet or black locust fritters, I will know exactly which wild edible plant book to look in."—The Aiken Standard "Drawing from a lifetime of foraging experience, Musselman and Wiggins expand the reader's food gathering repertoire with simple recipes and a fascinating assortment of plants largely overlooked by the wild food literature."—Samuel Thayer, author of The Forager's Harvest: A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Edible Wild Plants


    • Nature

Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants


Author: Bradford Angier
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811740447
Category: Nature
Page: 288
View: 5061
First-ever revision of a classic guidebook. Essential information on each plant's characteristics, distribution, and edibility as well as updated taxonomy and 18 new species. How to find, prepare, and eat plants growing in the wild.

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The Joy of Foraging

Gary Lincoff's Illustrated Guide to Finding, Harvesting, and Enjoying a World of Wild Food
Author: Gary Lincoff
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 1592537758
Category: Nature
Page: 192
View: 1796
Discover the edible riches your backyard, local parks, woods, and even roadside! In The Joy of Foraging, Gary Lincoff shows you how to find fiddlehead ferns, rose hips, beach plums, bee balm, and more, whether you are foraging in the urban jungle or the wild, wild woods. You will also learn about fellow foragers—experts, folk healers, hobbyists, or novices like you—who collect wild things and are learning new things to do with them every day. Along with a world of edible wild plants—wherever you live, any season, any climate—you’ll find essential tips on where to look for native plants, and how to know without a doubt the difference between edibles and toxic look-alikes. There are even ideas and recipes for preparing and preserving the wild harvest year-round—all with full-color photography. Let Gary take you on the ultimate tour of our edible wild kingdom!

    • Nature

The Complete Guide to Edible Wild Plants


Author: Army
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1626369828
Category: Nature
Page: 160
View: 4535
Anyone who has spent serious time outdoors knows that in survival situations, wild plants are often the only sustenance available. The proper identification of these plants can mean the difference between survival and death. This book describes habitat and distribution, physical characteristics, and edible parts of wild plants—the key elements of identification. Hugely important to the book are its color photos. There are over one hundred of them, further simplifying the identification of poisonous and edible plants. No serious outdoors person should ever hit the trail without this book and the knowledge contained within it.

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The Forager's Feast: How to Identify, Gather, and Prepare Wild Edibles (Countryman Know How)


Author: Leda Meredith
Publisher: The Countryman Press
ISBN: 1581575920
Category: Cooking
Page: 352
View: 8451
A field guide/cookbook for foraging enthusiasts Delicious wild edible plants and mushrooms are abundant throughout North America, not only in the wilderness but in urban areas, too. Learn how to identify, harvest, and eat the tastiest plants in your backyard. Intended as much for the cooking enthusiast as for the survivalist, this book includes recipes that will transform even the most common edible backyard weeds into guest-worthy fare. Even experienced foragers will be impressed with plantain leaf chips that are crisper and tastier than kale chips. Dandelion flowers become wine, Japanese knotweed becomes rhubarb-like compote and tangy sorbet, red clover blossoms give quick bread a delightfully spongy texture and hint of sweetness.

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Wild Edibles

A Practical Guide to Foraging, with Easy Identification of 60 Edible Plants and 67 Recipes
Author: Sergei Boutenko
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1583946020
Category: Cooking
Page: 279
View: 4792
"This practical guide to plant foraging provides readers with the tools to safely identify, harvest, and prepare wild edible plants and enjoy the health and economic benefits of eating wild"--

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Northeast Foraging

120 Wild and Flavorful Edibles from Beach Plums to Wineberries
Author: Leda Meredith
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604694173
Category: Cooking
Page: 308
View: 1941
A field guide to over one hundred edible plants found in the Northeastern United States includes a seasonal guide for foraging year-round and collecting tips for sustainable living.

    • Nature

Adventures in Edible Plant Foraging

Finding, Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Native and Invasive Wild Plants
Author: Karen Monger
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1634508890
Category: Nature
Page: 232
View: 8283
Purchasing vegetables and leafy greens can become rather pricy. Moreover store-bought greens often contain unhealthy pesticides and chemicals that can be harmful to your health. Foraging for wild plants is a cost effective and healthy alternative. Harvested wild plants are cheaper, and much healthier with a significantly higher nutritional value than what you typically purchase in grocery stores contain. On top of that, harvesting your own plants will force you to get out, exercise, and explore the great outdoors, which is an excellent way to stay fit and spend time with your family. Written with novice foragers in mind, Adventures in Edible Plant Foraging, serves as a simplified guide to edible plants that can be found throughout North America, and includes a glossary of botanical terms. This all encompassing guide will teach you how to prepare for your first foray into foraging—what to bring and what to watch out for—and show you how to identify various edible wild plants native to your own backyard, the forest, fields and the sandy shores along lakes and beaches. With over 90 full color photographs and 20 recipes for soups, salads, muffins, desserts, and more, this book is a must have for anyone looking to save money and begin their first expedition into foraging.

    • Family & Relationships

Foraging

A practical guide to finding and preparing free wild food
Author: John Lewis-Stempel
Publisher: Right Way
ISBN: 0716023210
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 224
View: 5679
A practical guide to finding and preparing food from hedgerows, parks, fields, woods, rivers and seashore. Aimed at the beginner, it also has a wealth of tips for the enthusiast, and, unlike other books on wild food, covers foraging in the urban environment as well as the countryside. The book shows the reader 'Where, How and When' to find the best edible berries, leaves, flowers, mushrooms, seaweed, shellfish and snails, with clear and full instructions on what is safe to eat. Foraging covers the 100 wild foods that are good to eat, fun to find, easy to identify - and will make a healthy difference to your diet and your bank balance. The book is organised by environment so when taking a walk, gardening, or having a day out you know how to gather a hedgerow harvest, a field feast, a seaside salad. Each entry features one species, and fully explains its looks, exactly where in the habitat it will be found, when it is ripe to eat, its alternative names, its history, how to harvest it, its culinary uses. There are full instructions too on preparation of each plant/fungi/animal, along with recipes for its use. Comfrey fritters, hazelnut pate, nettle beer,sorrel soup, dandelion coffee, blackberry jam....

    • Nature

Dandelion Hunter

Foraging the Urban Wilderness
Author: Rebecca Lerner
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762793139
Category: Nature
Page: 224
View: 6020
In this engaging and eye-opening read, forager-journalist Becky Lerner sets out on a quest to find her inner hunter-gatherer in the city of Portland, Oregon. After a disheartening week trying to live off wild plants from the streets and parks near her home, she learns the ways of the first people who lived there and, along with a quirky cast of characters, discovers an array of useful wild plants hiding in plain sight. As she harvests them for food, medicine, and just-in-case apocalypse insurance, Lerner delves into anthropology, urban ecology and sustainability, and finds herself looking at Nature in a very different way. Humorous, philosophical, and informative, Dandelion Hunter has something for everyone, from the curious neophyte to the seasoned forager.

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Wild Edible Mushrooms

Tips and Recipes for Every Mushroom Hunter
Author: Hope Miller
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762777249
Category: Nature
Page: 256
View: 9293
The essential guide for seeking and savoring North America’s edible species.

    • Health & Fitness

The Encyclopedia of Edible Plants of North America


Author: François Couplan
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780879838218
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 584
View: 3105
Discusses edible plant species, including etymology, location, uses of each part, history of the uses, medicinal uses, and possible toxicity.

Wild Plants of Southern Spain

A Guide to the Native Plants of Andalucia
Author: Tony Hall
Publisher: Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
ISBN: 9781842466315
Category:
Page: 280
View: 6995
Southern Spain, and Andalucia in particular, is home to many common garden plants, including daffodils, lavenders and shrubs. And yet it is also one of the most florally diverse regions in the world.This book will help you identify plants that range from the familiar to the astonishing. Author Tony Hall has visited Andalucia numerous times over the past 15 years, building hisunderstanding of its flora and ecosystems, while recording his observations in notes and photography.In this book Tony shares his detailed understanding of the wild plants of the region, from plants of the sandy Mediterranean and Atlantic beaches, to some of the highest mountains in Europe. Over 500 species are beautifully illustrated throughout with over 600 high quality photos and distribution maps. This is an essential guide for anyone wanting to understand more about the flowers of this region.

    • Nature

Foraging California

Finding, Identifying, and Preparing Edible Wild Foods in California
Author: Christopher Nyerges
Publisher: FalconGuides
ISBN: 9780762786848
Category: Nature
Page: 256
View: 7845
From acacia to wild grape, Foraging California guides the reader to the edible wild foods and healthful herbs of the Golden State. Helpfully organized by plant families, with detailed information on locations, the book is an authoritative guide for nature lovers, outdoorsmen, and gastronomes.