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

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

Edible Wild Plants

Author: John Kallas

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 1423616596

Category: Nature

Page: 416

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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.

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

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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.

Incredible Wild Edibles

Author: Samuel Thayer

Publisher: Foragers Harvest Press

ISBN: 9780976626626

Category: Cooking

Page: 480

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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.

The Everything Guide to Foraging

Identifying, Harvesting, and Cooking Nature's Wild Fruits and Vegetables

Author: Vickie Shufer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440525110

Category: Nature

Page: 304

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If you're searching for the freshest fruits and vegetables to add to your diet, you don't have to look any further than your own backyard! With dozens of detailed illustrations, color photos, and more than 150 tasty recipes, this guide is your ultimate one-stop reference for identifying and harvesting the wild fruits and vegetables that grow in fields, forests, and even on your own lawn. Inside you'll find: In-depth descriptions of edible plants, including their likely locations Easy and delicious recipes for your wild harvest A primer on careful foraging techniques and conservation ethics Essential information on poisonous look-alikes From clover and cattails to milkweed and mustard, this book will teach you how to collect and prepare some of the most common--and delicious--feral plants in America. And, more than just a way to a fantastic meal, this book will guide you to both a newfound confidence in your own abilities, as well as a greater appreciation of the natural world.

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

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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.

Tom Brown's Guide to Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants

Author: Tom Brown

Publisher: Berkley Trade

ISBN: 9780425100639

Category: Gardening

Page: 256

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For untold thousands of years, human beings have thrived on the nutritional and medicinal wealth of the plant life in the natural world. In these fascinating, wide-ranging, wonderfully informative stories, Tom Brown--director of the world-famous Tracking, Nature, and Wilderness Survival School--tells all about the uncommon benefits of the common trees, shrubs, flowers, and other plants we find all around us. This indispensible guide includes information on: How to use every part of the plant--leaves, flowers, bark, bulbs, and roots Where to find useful plants, and the best time of the year and stages of growth to harvest them How to prepare delicious food dishes, soups, breads and teas from the riches of the great outdoors An incredible range of experience-proven medicinal uses to treat headaches, burns, digestive disorders, skin problems, and a host of other maladies

Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants

Author: Bradford Angier

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811740447

Category: Nature

Page: 288

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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 Encyclopedia of Edible Plants of North America

Author: François Couplan

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780879838218

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 584

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Discusses edible plant species, including etymology, location, uses of each part, history of the uses, medicinal uses, and possible toxicity.

Edible and Useful Plants of California

Author: Charlotte Bringle Clarke

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520905801

Category: Nature

Page: 288

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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.

Northeast Foraging

120 Wild and Flavorful Edibles from Beach Plums to Wineberries

Author: Leda Meredith

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604694173

Category: Nature

Page: 308

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“An invaluable guide for the feast in the East.” —Hank Shaw, author of the James Beard Award–winning website Hunter Angler Gardener Cook The Northeast offers a veritable feast for foragers, and with Leda Meredith as your trusted guide you will learn how to safely find and identify an abundance of delicious wild plants. The plant profiles in Northeast Foraging include clear, color photographs, identification tips, guidance on how to ethically harvest, and suggestions for eating and preserving. A handy seasonal planner details which plants are available during every season. Thorough, comprehensive, and safe, this is a must-have for foragers in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Rhode Island.

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

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"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"--

Florida's Edible Wild Plants

A Guide to Collecting and Cooking

Author: Peggy Sias Lantz

Publisher: Seaside Pub

ISBN: 9780942084382

Category: Cooking

Page: 153

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This is a cookbook that focuses on gathering, preparing and cooking plants native to Florida.

Wild Food

Author: Roger Phillips,Jacqui Hurst

Publisher: Pan

ISBN: 9780330280693

Category: Cookery (Fruit)

Page: 159

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Roger Phillips, creator of Wild Flowers and its bestselling companion volumes, turns his attention and his camera to the wide range of good things to eat from the countryside and seashore. From the multitude of species that are safely edible, he has selected those that are actually attractive and appetizing as food. Beautiful colour photography shows each species growing in the wild - for accurate identification - and prepared as an appealing dish. Well-known wine and food writers such as Jane grigson, Katie Stewart and B.C.A. Turner are among those who have contributed the recipes that accompany Roger Phillips' photographs.

The North American Guide to Common Poisonous Plants and Mushrooms

Author: Nancy J. Turner,Patrick von Aderkas

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 160469145X

Category: Nature

Page: 376

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If people knew how many poisonous plants are commonly found in homes and gardens, they'd be shocked. Plants as common as monkshood, castorbean, and oleander are not just dangerous, they're deadly. The North American Guide to Common Poisonous Plants and Mushrooms is a comprehensive, easy-to-use handbook. The book is split into four main categories: mushrooms, wild plants, ornamental and crop plants, and houseplants. Each plant entry includes a clear photograph to aid the task of identification, a description of the plant, notes on where they commonly occur, and a description of their toxic properties. Plants are listed by common name to assist the non-specialist.

Identifying & Harvesting Edible and Medicinal Plants

Author: Steve Brill,Evelyn Dean

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062029188

Category: Gardening

Page: 336

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Identifying and Harvesting Edible and Medicinal Plants in Wild (and Not So Wild) Places shows readers how to find and prepare more than five hundred different plants for nutrition and better health, including such common plants as mullein (a tea made from the leaves and flowers suppresses a cough), stinging nettle (steam the leaves and you have a tasty dish rich in iron), cattail (cooked stalks taste similar to corn and are rich in protein), and wild apricots (an infusion made with the leaves is good for stomach aches and disgestive disorders). More than 260 detailed line drawings help readers identify a wide range of plants -- many of which are suited for cooking by following the more than thirty recipes included in this book. There are literally hundreds of plants readily available underfoot waiting to be harvested and used either as food or as a potential therapeutic. This book is both a field guide to nature's bounty and a source of intriguing information about the plants that surround us.

Stalking the Wild Asparagus

Author: Euell Gibbons

Publisher: Alan C Hood & Company

ISBN: 9780911469035

Category: Cooking

Page: 303

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An imaginative approach to cooking, offering numerous recipes for main dishes and accompaniments made from wild berries, roots, nuts, and leaves

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

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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!