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Author: David Squire


176 pages


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Learn a useful self-sufficiency skill with this field guide to foraging!

  • Complete on-the-go guide to help foragers identify, locate, and use a variety of tasty edible wild foods
  • Over 100 plant profiles with detailed information on wild plants, herbs, fruits, nuts, mushrooms, seaweeds, and shellfish
  • Expert insight on identification, seasonality, location, plant conservation, and legality
  • Recipes and preparation suggestions for each plant, including freezing tips and which plants have medicinal value
  • Full-color photos and illustrations to enhance safe identification of each nutritious, natural food

The benefits of foraging for food are far and wide. Whether you're looking for ways to become more self-sufficient, save money, or develop healthier habits, A Guide to Wild Food Foraging will help!

Dandelion salad, delicious wild mushrooms, fruits, herbs, and berries — you'll be surprised at what is growing in nearby fields, woods, and shores. Healthy, fresh, and free ingredients can be found in your own backyard, bringing you back to nature and our traditional roots.

This book is a compact and comprehensive directory of more than 100 profiles of wild plants, herbs, fruits, nuts, mushrooms, truffles, and other edible fungi, seaweeds, and shellfish. Each profile provides tips on identification, seasonality, location, and what and when to harvest, while the mushroom section includes pictures of poisonous look-alikes to avoid. It also includes how to safely harvest your foraged treasures while being mindful of maintaining the habitat, how to prepare your bounty, and how to incorporate them into delicious recipes. Useful information is included for foraging beginners, such as the foraging code, tips for plant conservation, and questions of legality. With this book, you can add flavor to any meal for free!

Featured wild foods include:

  • Comfrey
  • Lovage
  • Sea Kale
  • Wild Spinach
  • Chamomile
  • Horseradish
  • Tansy
  • Wild Garlic
  • Barberry
  • Cloudberry
  • Hawthorn
  • Sloe
  • Wild Rose
  • Hazelnut
  • Sweet Chestnut
  • Blewits
  • Chanterelle
  • Giant Puffball
  • Morels
  • Carrageen
  • Dulse
  • Oarweed
  • Sea Lettuce
  • Clams
  • Cockles
  • Oysters
  • And much more!

Most of these wholesome foods are within reach — however, you've got to know what you're looking for, where to go, and when. This compact field guide has all the information you need to forage food, alongside full-color, high-quality photographs and illustrations to help you identify and collect your natural food store. Join the countless homesteaders, chefs, restaurateurs, family cooks, survivalists, and naturalists who have discovered the joys of wild foods!

Forage fresh, local foods so you can eat better, save money, learn a useful survival skill, and have fun in the process, with A Guide to Wild Food Foraging!

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