Wild Food

Wild Food : A Complete Guide for Foragers

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'I can safely say that if I hadn't picked up this book some twenty years ago I wouldn't have eaten as well, or even lived as well, as I have. It inspired me then and it inspires me now' Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstal

Wild food is all around us, growing in our hedgerows and fields, along river banks and seashores, even on inhospitable moorland. In Roger Phillips and Martyn Rix's Wild Food, hundreds of these plants are clearly identified, with colour photography and a detailed description. This definitive guide also gives us fascinating information on how our ancestors would have used the plant as well as including over 100 more modern recipes for delicious food and drinks. From berries, herbs and mushrooms to wild vegetables, salad leaves, seaweed and even bark, this book will inspire you to start cooking with nature's free bounty.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 197 x 253 x 27mm | 1,046g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised, Updated
  • 1447249968
  • 9781447249962
  • 10,687

Table of contents

Introduction - i: Introduction

Unit - 1: Mushrooms
Chapter - 1: Chanterelle
Chapter - 2: Horn of Plenty
Chapter - 3: Cep Porcini
Chapter - 4: Morel
Chapter - 5: Summer Truffle
Chapter - 6: St George's Mushroom
Chapter - 7: Parasol Mushroom
Chapter - 8: Field Mushroom
Chapter - 9: Wood Blewit
Chapter - 10: Hedgehog Fungus
Chapter - 11: Giant Puffball
Chapter - 12: Oyster Mushroom
Unit - 2: Flowers for Salads
Chapter - 13: Rose Petals
Chapter - 14: Dandelion
Unit - 3: Seaweed and Salt Marsh Plants
Chapter - 15: Marsh Samphire
Chapter - 16: Sea Purslane
Unit - 4: Vegetables, Leaves and Herbs
Chapter - 17: Sea Beet
Chapter - 18: Sea Kale
Chapter - 19: Stinging Nettle
Chapter - 20: Sorrel
Chapter - 21: Wild Cabbage
Chapter - 22: Fennel
Chapter - 23: Wild Thyme
Chapter - 24: Mint
Unit - 5: Fruit, Berries, Nuts and Roots
Chapter - 25: Blackberry
Chapter - 26: Elder
Chapter - 27: Rowan or Mountain Ash
Chapter - 28: Crab Apple
Unit - 6: Teas, Beers and Wines
Chapter - 29: Elder

Section - ii: Further Reading
Index - iii: Index
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Review quote

"I can safely say that if I hadn't picked up this book some 20 years ago I wouldn't have eaten as well, or even lived as well, as I have. It inspired me then and it inspires me now." Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstal, author, The River Cottage Meat Book"
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About Roger Phillips

In 1975 Roger Phillips began his life's major work of photographing and publishing pictures of the world's garden plants. He set out to develop an encyclopedic collection of books to show the difference between plants as diverse as mosses, roses and annuals. His first book, Wild Flowers of Britain (1977), was a huge success, selling 400,000 copies in the first year. He has since written numerous additional volumes (often with his co-author Martyn Rix) selling over six million copies worldwide. Roger has written and presented two major six-part TV series on gardening (BBC & Channel 4). Famed for his ebullient personality and garish red glasses, he has become a well-recognized figure in the world of gardening.
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