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Edible Wild Plants: A North American Field Guide to Over 200 Natural Foods
     

Edible Wild Plants: A North American Field Guide to Over 200 Natural Foods

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by Thomas Elias, Peter Dykeman
 

Already a huge success in previous editions, this must-have field guide now features a fresh new cover, as well as nearly 400 color photos and detailed information on more than 200 species of edible plants all across North America.

With all the plants conveniently organized by season, enthusiasts will find it very simple to locate and identify their desired

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Already a huge success in previous editions, this must-have field guide now features a fresh new cover, as well as nearly 400 color photos and detailed information on more than 200 species of edible plants all across North America.

With all the plants conveniently organized by season, enthusiasts will find it very simple to locate and identify their desired ingredients. Each entry includes images, plus facts on the plant’s habitat, physical properties, harvesting, preparation, and poisonous look-alikes. The introduction contains tempting recipes and there’s a quick-reference seasonal key for each plant.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Hundreds of edible species are included...[This] handy paperback guide includes jelly, jam, and pie recipes, a seasonal key to plants, [and a] chart listing nutritional contents.”—Booklist

“Beautiful color photographs...temptingly arranged.”—The Library Letter

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402767159
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
04/07/2009
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
53,037
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

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Edible Wild Plants: A North American Field Guide to Over 200 Natural Foods 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was looking at this book tonight and noticed a couple of serious issues. The first being Phytolacca is generally not considered edible. The book covers that most of the plant is toxic but for the novice this can cause a dangerous mistake. The second serious issue I noticed was the Cicuta(water hemlock) pictured. This is an obvious issue. I also noticed numerous examples of plants that are generally toxic being listed as edible. This book could lead to a serious mistake!
maijune31 More than 1 year ago
I must say I simply love this book. It is one of the most useful that I own. Every time I open this book I find something new and interesting. The information it contains has allowed me the ability to go out into the nearby wild areas and confidently harvest and enjoy wild food, not only for my family's enjoyment but for health reasons as well. I never knew just how many plants were edible! And I was completely shocked to realize that some of the really good for you foods that grow wild grow right in my own back yard undiscovered! Thumbing through the pages and reading the entries, diciphering the key and putting the information into action has become one of the most fun activities I do lately. I plan to use this book until the binding is in tatters and has been replaced several issues or until I have I have memorized every word in it. Thanks to all the people who made this book possible!!!
mrmystic More than 1 year ago
I do not care for this book. The pictures are of poor quality and some are even in black and white, which is inexcuseable for this typy of book. This is not a good field guide.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago