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Title:
The skillful forager : essential techniques for responsible foraging and making the most of your wild edibles
ISBN:
9781611804836
Edition:
1st ed.
Physical Description:
xi, 284 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents:
How to use this book -- The nuts and bolts of foraging -- Gearing up -- Which wild edible where and when -- All about the wild edibles -- Leaves -- Roots, tubers, rhizomes, and bulbs -- Shoots and stalks -- Flowers, pollen, and buds -- Fruit -- Seeds, nuts, and pods -- Bark and twigs -- Sap -- Mushrooms -- Seaweeds -- Getting the most out of your wild edibles -- Troubleshooting flavor fumbles -- Universal wild food recipes -- Preserving your wild edibles.
Summary:
From harvesting skills that will allow you to gather from the same plant again and again to highlighting how to get the most out of each and every type of wild edible, trusted expert Leda Meredith explores the most effective ways to harvest, preserve, and prepare all of your foraged foods. Featuring detailed identification information for over forty wild edibles commonly found across North America, the plant profiles in this book focus on sustainable harvesting techniques that can be applied to hundreds of other plants. This indispensable reference also provides simple recipes that can help you make the most of your harvest each season.
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From harvesting skills that will allow you to gather from the same plant again and again to highlighting how to get the most out of each and every type of wild edible, trusted expert Leda Meredith explores the most effective ways to harvest, preserve, and prepare all of your foraged foods. Featuring detailed identification information for over forty wild edibles commonly found across North America, the plant profiles in this book focus on sustainable harvesting techniques that can be applied to hundreds of other plants. This indispensable reference also provides simple recipes that can help you make the most of your harvest each season.


Author Notes

Leda Meredith has been foraging since she was a toddler (it's her great-grandmother's fault). An instructor at the New York Botanical Garden and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Leda is also the author of five books including Northeast Foraging and The Forager's Feast.


Table of Contents

Introduction: A Twenty-First-Century Foragerp. ix
Part 1 Getting Started
1 How to Use This Bookp. 2
2 The Nuts and Bolts of Foragingp. 4
3 Gearing Upp. 17
4 Which Wild Edible Where and Whenp. 22
Part 2 All About the Wild Edibles
5 Leavesp. 34
6 Roots, Tubers, Rhizomes, and Bulbsp. 64
7 Shoots and Stalksp. 86
8 Flowers, Pollen, and Budsp. 98
9 Fruitp. 124
10 Seeds, Nuts, and Podsp. 150
11 Bark and Twigsp. 189
12 Sapp. 205
13 Mushroomsp. 210
14 Seaweedsp. 232
Part 3 Getting the Most Out of Your Wild Edibles
15 Troubleshooting Flavor Fumblesp. 240
16 Universal Wild Food Recipesp. 246
17 Preserving Wild Foodsp. 255
Acknowledgmentsp. 267
Glossaryp. 268
Useful Resourcesp. 270
Indexp. 273
About the Authorp. 284