Edible Wild Plants: Wild Foods From Dirt To Plate

Edible Wild Plants: Wild Foods From Dirt To Plate

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by John Kallas
     
 

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Imagine what you could do with eighteen delicious new greens in your dining arsenal including purslane, chickweed, curly dock, wild spinach, sorrel, and wild mustard. John Kallas makes it fun and easy to learn about foods you've unknowingly passed by all your life. Through gorgeous photographs, playful, but authoritative text, and ground-breaking design he gives

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Imagine what you could do with eighteen delicious new greens in your dining arsenal including purslane, chickweed, curly dock, wild spinach, sorrel, and wild mustard. John Kallas makes it fun and easy to learn about foods you've unknowingly passed by all your life. Through gorgeous photographs, playful, but authoritative text, and ground-breaking design he gives you the knowledge and confidence to finally begin eating and enjoying edible wild plants. Edible Wild Plants divides plants into four flavor categories -- foundation, tart, pungent, and bitter. Categorizing by flavor helps readers use these greens in pleasing and predictable ways. According to the author, combining elements from these different categories makes the best salads.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781423601500
Publisher:
Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date:
06/11/2010
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
132,858
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.24(h) x 1.09(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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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.

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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Edible Wild Plants: Wild Foods From Dirt To Plate 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome really helpful if you were stuck in the wild. (OR in The Hunger Games.)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book if you want to actually have some success on your foraging expeditions. Highly recommend.
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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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LOL!!