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: 3461

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.

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: 6686

Presents a guide on locating, identifying, picking, and preparing wild edible foods grown in North America.

Incredible Wild Edibles

Author: Samuel Thayer

Publisher: Foragers Harvest Press

ISBN: 9780976626626

Category: Cooking

Page: 480

View: 4245

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.

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: 1986

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.

Edible Wild Plants

Author: John Kallas

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 1423616596

Category: Nature

Page: 416

View: 3465

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.

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: 2406

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

Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants

Author: Bradford Angier

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811740447

Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 6184

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.

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: 2695

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!

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: 5215

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.

The Complete Guide to Edible Wild Plants

Author: Army

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1626369828

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 7055

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.

Abundantly Wild

Collecting and Cooking Wild Edibles in the Upper Midwest

Author: Teresa Marrone

Publisher: Adventure Publications(MN)

ISBN: 9781591930341

Category: Cooking

Page: 440

View: 9355

Wild edibles are found almost everywhere, from parks to country lanes to city backyards. This book will help you safely harvest and enjoy wild edibles! Its 250+ recipes are delicious and easy to prepare.

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: 5024

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.

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: 9231

"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"--

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: 4612

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.

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: 8439

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....

Backyard Foraging

65 Familiar Plants You Didn't Know You Could Eat

Author: Ellen Zachos

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603428496

Category: Nature

Page: 240

View: 354

There’s food growing everywhere! You’ll be amazed by how many of the plants you see each day are actually nutritious edibles. Ideal for first-time foragers, this book features 70 edible weeds, flowers, mushrooms, and ornamental plants typically found in urban and suburban neighborhoods. Full-color photographs make identification easy, while tips on common plant locations, pesticides, pollution, and dangerous flora make foraging as safe and simple as stepping into your own backyard.

Dandelion Hunter

Foraging the Urban Wilderness

Author: Rebecca Lerner

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762793139

Category: Nature

Page: 224

View: 1233

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.

Wild Edible Mushrooms

Tips and Recipes for Every Mushroom Hunter

Author: Hope Miller

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762777249

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 3899

The essential guide for seeking and savoring North America’s edible species.

Edible and Useful Plants of California

Author: Charlotte Bringle Clarke

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520905801

Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 2933

Both American Indians and the pioneers knew and used many different plant species-for food, fibers, medicine, tools, and other purposes. This unique book is a guide to identifying more than 220 such plants. But it goes much further-it also tells the reader how to prepare, cook, and otherwise use them. Some of the dishes for which recipes are given have won culinary prizes. All have been tested not only by the author but also by her students and by journalists-who have been uniformity surprised and impressed. The plants are organized by habitat communities. Description, photos, drawings, and distribution information are given. Where poisonous look-alikes exist, they too are illustrated. Much fascinating information about Indian uses of native and introduced species is included. The author emphasizes conservation considerations; the aim of the book is to educate the reader about intriguing uses of the plants, and to tell how to gather and use the most palatable and abundant species without damaging the environment.