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About as much information as it's possible to fit into a very small book which you can carry with you when out and about. Illustrated throughout with stunning colour photographs this fully-revised edition of a Collins bestseller explains the best ways to make use of the foods we can find in the wild. I knew that the berries grow in clusters at the end of shoots but did not know that the older shoots die after two or three years' cropping. First Edition, with 8 coloured plates and 148 monochrome illustrations in the text; original green cloth, gilt back, green endpapers, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Collins Gem version: colour photos, how and when to pick guidance, pleasant old and new recipes for those who’d like to sample natures produce unpackaged, unprocessed and generally not meddled with.

A complete guide to help you safely identify edible species that grow around us, together with detailed artworks, field identification notes and recipes. Well, actually it was this book and some friends in the UK that worked in tandem, but this book kept me going even when the friends weren't there to guide me. This little pocket book has a nice menu of freely available foodstuffs and recipes to include them in. For example, I knew that rosehips Rosa canina contain 20 times more vitamin C than oranges but did not know that in 1941 the Ministry of Health in Britain distributed rosehip syrup to families. Finance is provided by PayPal Credit (a trading name of PayPal UK Ltd, Whittaker House, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond-Upon-Thames, Surrey, United Kingdom, TW9 1EH).The calendar for growing seasons is incredibly handy as it gives you an overview of when to expect wild food to appear. But it's also useful to the culinary minded looking for some different ingredients, and providing a number of recipes. kg); 192pp; Index; Illustrated by Marjorie Blamey; Cover art by Marjorie Blamey; Contains: Colour plates [8]; Appendix; ISBN: 0-002-19060-5

As the book suggests itself, a proper, photograph-laden field guide is best used as an accompaniment, particularly for the Mushroom section, which is the only section I have yet to successfully forage from, but alternative recipes for Dandelion Roots (Japanese style), Hawthorn Berries and Rosehips have yielded some wholesome, if not entirely tasty, results and I have successfully identified many seaweeds but not eaten them as they were found near pollution outflows. uk and we will contact you to make suitable arrangements to either refund the sale or replace the faulty goods.Over 100 plants are listed, fully illustrated and described, together with recipes and other fascinating information about their use throughout the ages. This book is a great starting point for beginners like us who have no idea what grows when or what is edible.

Among his many other acclaimed publications are Gilbert White (Whitbread Biography of the Year) and the ground-breaking, award-winning best-seller Flora Britannica. Fully updated, 50th Anniversary, edition of the classic complete guide to the edible species of the UK that introduced foraging to generations of naturalists.

Hardcover boek in groenlinnen band, met stofomslag, tekst in het Engels, met vele illustraties van planten en bloemen in zwart-wit en in kleur. It has been many times reissued in a variety of formats but the original edition is very scarce indeed in anything like this condition. Great for herbs and berries, a little scant on mushrooms but you'd probably turn to mushroom-specific guides for that, and a nice addition of seaweeds and shellfish. The Collins Gem series of books are a fantastic addition to any outdoor enthusiasts library, they are a perfect size for slipping in your pocket or bergan for a day or longer in the field. Over 100 edible plants are featured together with recipes and other interesting culinary information.

Among his many other acclaimed publications are Gilbert White (Whitbread Biography of the Year) and the ground-breaking bestseller Flora Britannica . He won wide acclaim on the publication of the original Food for Free in 1972 - which has never been out of print since - and again with the publication of the full-colour edition in 1989. He has narrated and produced popular BBC television and radio series, and has written for the Guardian, Granta, and other publications. For all ebook purchases, you will be prompted to create an account or login with your existing HarperCollins username and password. Also falls a bit short in terms of highlighting possibilities for mis-identification, but I guess that onus falls on more detailed books.I Will be viewing my surroundings in a whole different light now as I start to become aware of each species and their uses. First published in 1972, this updated edition of Richard Mabey's cult bestseller has been revised to reflect the ever-increasing eco-awareness and popular interest in finding different, and more natural, sources of food. A guide to over 200 types of food that can be gathered in the wild in Britain, 'Food for Free' explores the history and folklore of the foods as well as explaining how we identify them and the best ways to cook and eat them.

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