Edible Wild Plants: Wild Foods From Dirt To Plate

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Edible Wild Plants provides what you really need to know to have your own wild food adventures. Whether a beginner or advanced wild food aficionado, gardener, chef, botanist, nutritionist, scientist, or a dieter with special needs, this book is for you. Author John Kallas gives you unprecedented details, maps, simple explanations, and multiple close-up photographs of every plant covered at every important stage of growth. You learn that a plant is not only edible but when, why, and how it is. He can turn you into...

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Overview

Edible Wild Plants provides what you really need to know to have your own wild food adventures. Whether a beginner or advanced wild food aficionado, gardener, chef, botanist, nutritionist, scientist, or a dieter with special needs, this book is for you. Author John Kallas gives you unprecedented details, maps, simple explanations, and multiple close-up photographs of every plant covered at every important stage of growth. You learn that a plant is not only edible but when, why, and how it is. He can turn you into a successful, well-fed, and happy forager anywhere in North America.

For more information on this book, other publications by John Kallas, and wild foods in general, see www.wildfoodadventures.com

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781423601500
  • Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
  • Publication date: 6/11/2010
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 171,956
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 1.09 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. John Kallas has investigated and taught about edible wild plants since 1970. He founded Wild
Food Adventures (www.wildfoodadventures.com) in 1993 and is the publisher and editor of Wild Food
Adventurer. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

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This book is designed to help you successfully identify, understand, manage, and enjoy the wild foods covered. It is a user manual and a reverse field guide whose development is based on experience. It is filled with purposeful photographs and the kind of information designed to genuinely serves your learning needs. The plants included are divided into flavor categories to help guide your use.

Whether you are new to wild foods or are well versed in the topic, my intent is that you should find this book personal, practical, and fun to use. I write from personal experience and present information in a way intended to help you learn what you really need to know to be successful.

By successful I mean that with time you will be able to identify the plants I cover, understand how to get the most out of them, and have satisfying culinary experiences as a result of your efforts. And that is the point, isn't it? To go from the wild to something your taste buds recognize as good food.

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Table of Contents

7 Acknowledgments

9 About the Author

12 Disclaimer? Yeah, Right!

14 Preface

17 Welcome to My World

23 Part I: Understanding Wild Foods

25 1 Identifying and Enjoying Wild Foods

35 2 What Is Edible?

43 3 When Plant Parts Morph into Food

53 4 Foraging Tools

65 Part II: Th e Plants

66 Foundation Greens

67 5 Wild Spinach

85 6 Chickweed

101 7 Mallow

129 8 Purslane

141 Tart Greens

143 9 Curly Dock

165 10 Sheep Sorrel

177 11 Wood Sorrel

191 Pungent Greens

195 12 Field Mustard

217 13 Wintercress

231 14 Garlic Mustard

249 15 Shepherd's Purse

261 Bitter Greens

269 16 Dandelion

297 17 Cat's Ear

313 18 Sow Thistle

329 19 Nipplewort

343 Part III: The Potential of Wild Foods

345 20 Why Eat Wild Foods?

351 21 The Nutrition of Wild Foods

373 22 Oxalates

383 23 Agriotrophytology

387 24 Crafting a Wild Paradise

395 25 Feeding Yourself and Society

401 References

407 Index

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2012

    AWESOME

    Awesome really helpful if you were stuck in the wild. (OR in The Hunger Games.)

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    Posted November 2, 2013

    Won't download

    I bought this n it says not the right file type? It's suppose to be a nook compatible book. What gives? Any help is appreciated.

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