Complete Guide to Edible Wild Plants, Mushrooms, Fruits, and Nuts: How to Find, Identify, and Cook Them

Complete Guide to Edible Wild Plants, Mushrooms, Fruits, and Nuts: How to Find, Identify, and Cook Them

Paperback Complete Guide to Edible Wild Plants, Mushrooms, Fruits, and Nuts

By (author) Katie Letcher Lyle

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  • Publisher: Falcon Guides
  • Format: Paperback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 213mm x 15mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 18 May 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Guilford, CT
  • ISBN 10: 1599218879
  • ISBN 13: 9781599218878
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 176,858

Product description

Edible wild plants, mushrooms, fruits, and nuts grow along roadsides, amid country fields, and in urban parks. All manner of leafy greens, mushrooms, and herbs that command hefty prices at the market are bountiful outdoors and free for the taking. But to enjoy them, one must know when to harvest and how to recognize, prepare, and eat them. The Complete Guide to Edible Wild Plants, Mushrooms, Fruits, and Nuts provides everything one needs to know about the most commonly found wild foods-going beyond a field guide's basic description to provide folklore and mouth-watering recipes for each entry, such as wild asparagus pizza, fiddlehead soup, blackberry mousse, and elderberry pie. This fully illustrated guide is the perfect companion for hikers, campers, and anyone who enjoys eating the good food of the earth. With it in hand, nature lovers will never take another hike without casting their eyes about with dinner in mind.

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Katie Letcher Lyle is an award-winning cook and the author of nearly twenty books, including The Wild Berry Book. Her articles on wild food have appeared in Americana, Country Journal, and Blue Ridge Country. She was food columnist for seven years for the Roanoke Times.

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"Wherever foraging takes you, this is a handy [guide] to include in a daypack."-farmersmarketonline.com "A great book for the wild-foods gourmand... Lyle discusses the history, the lore, and the preparation of a variety of edibles."-Grand Rapids Press "This fully illustrated guide is the perfect companion for hikers, campers, and anyone who enjoys eating the good food of the earth."-Women in the Outdoors

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Edible wild plants, mushrooms, fruits, and nuts grow along roadsides, amid country fields, and in urban parks. All manner of leafy greens, mushrooms, and herbs that command hefty prices at the market are bountiful outdoors and free for the taking. But to enjoy them, you must know when to harvest and how to recognize, prepare, and eat them. The Complete Guide to Edible Wild Plants, Mushrooms, Fruits, and Nuts provides everything you need to know about the most commonly found wild foods going beyond a field guide's basic descriptions to provide folklore and mouth-watering recipes for each entry, such as wild asparagus pizza, fiddlehead soup, blackberry mousse, and elderberry pie. This fully illustrated guide is the ideal companion for hikers, campers, and anyone who enjoys eating the good food of the earth. With it in hand, you will never take another hike without casting your eyes about with dinner in mind."