Abundantly Wild: Collecting & Cooking Wild Edibles of the Upper Midwest

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Wild edibles are found almost everywhere, from parks to country lanes to city backyards. This book will help you safely harvest and enjoy wild edibles! Its 250+ recipes are delicious and easy to prepare.
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Wild edibles are found almost everywhere, from parks to country lanes to city backyards. This book will help you safely harvest and enjoy wild edibles! Its 250+ recipes are delicious and easy to prepare.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591930341
  • Publisher: Adventure Publications, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/23/2004
  • Pages: 440
  • Product dimensions: 7.14 (w) x 8.12 (h) x 1.04 (d)

Meet the Author

Teresa Marrone has been gathering and preparing wild edibles for more than 20 years. She was formerly Managing Editor of a series of outdoors-themed books, and is the author of ABUNDANTLY WILD: COLLECTING AND COOKING WILD EIDBLES IN THE UPPER MIDWEST, as well as numerous other outdoors-related cookbooks. Teresa also writes magazine articles on wild foods and cooking, and has taken up photography in recent years. Teresa lives in Minneapolis with husband, Bruce, and their Senegal parrot, Tuca.
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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 6
An Introduction to Foraging, and About this Book 6
Where I Got My Information and Where to Go for More 8
2 Wild Foods Basics 10
The Basics of Harvesting Wild Foods 10
Safely Eating Wild Foods 10
Plant Parts, and Terms Used in Identification 12
Places to Go Foraging 14
The Urban Forager 15
Choosing a Site for Safe Foraging 15
Habitat Types for Foraging 16
Seasons for Foraging 17
3 Top Ten Wild Foods 20
Ramps (Wild Leeks) 22
Fiddlehead Ferns 32
Dandelions 44
Morel Mushrooms 56
Asparagus 70
Cattails 80
Blueberries and Huckleberries 90
Prunus Species: Cherries, Chokecherries and Plums 102
Puffballs 118
Hickory Nuts 128
4 Fruits & Berries 140
Blackberries
Chokeberries
Crabapples
Currants
Elderberries
Gooseberries
Grapes
Ground Cherries
Maypops
Mountain Ash Berries
Mulberries
Nannyberries and Blackhaws
Abandoned Orchards
Pawpaws
Persimmons
Raspberries
Serviceberries
Strawberries
Wild Roses and Rose Hips
Hackberries
Prickly Pear Fruit
Sumac Berries
General Fruit Recipes
5 Nuts 264
Acorns
Black Walnuts
Butternuts
Hazelnuts
Sunflower Nuts
6 Greens & Flowers 294
Curly Dock
Day Lilies
Lamb's Quarters
Nettles
Purslane
Sheep Sorrel
Violets
Watercress
Wood Sorrel
Edible Flower Leaves
Minor Greens
Tea Flowers
7 Mushrooms
Thin-Walled, Flexible Mushrooms
Solid, Soft Mushrooms
Relatively Firm and Meaty Mushrooms
Solid, Firm to Tough Mushrooms
8 Roots & Starches 390
Burdock
Jerusalem Artichokes
Other Roots
Evening Primrose
Groundnut
Solomon's Seal
Wapato
Wild Ginger
Wild Rice
9 Miscellaneous Wild Edibles 411
Maple Syrup
Other Tree Products
Spice Plants
10 Preserving & General Techniques 417
Canning
Dehydrating
Winemaking
Sources & Bibliography 428
Index 431
About the Author 440
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