Feasting Free on Wild Edibles

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  • Outdoor wisdom from a respected and best-selling expert
  • A noteworthy and useful guide brought back to print

This practical guide to North American edible plants explains where to find them, when and how to gather them, and how to prepare them. Detailed drawings and descriptions allow for accurate identification of each plant discussed. More than 500 recipes are included, ranging from common to exotic dishes ...

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Overview

  • Outdoor wisdom from a respected and best-selling expert
  • A noteworthy and useful guide brought back to print

This practical guide to North American edible plants explains where to find them, when and how to gather them, and how to prepare them. Detailed drawings and descriptions allow for accurate identification of each plant discussed. More than 500 recipes are included, ranging from common to exotic dishes using plant seeds, flowers, fruits, leaves, stems, and roots.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811727549
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books
  • Publication date: 12/1/2001
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.44 (w) x 8.34 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Meet the Author

Bradford Angier is the author of numerous best-selling books on nature and outdoor living, including Field Guide to Medicinal Wild Plants (978-0-8117-2076-2), Wilderness Shelters and How to Build Them (978-1-5857-4430-5), and Looking for Gold (978-0-8117-2034-2).
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Table of Contents

Directory of Wild Edibles 9
Acknowledgments 12
Introduction 13
Part I Free for the Eating
Wild Fruits 17
Members of the rose family
Berries
Cherries
Delicious ready-to-eat fruits
Tasty recipes for pies, muffins, flapjacks, syrups, jams and jellies, sherbet, fruit with dumplings, wines and cordials
Methods of drying, canning, and storing
Wild Greens 62
Wild varieties of spinach and celery
Plants good from the ground up
Using frequently overlooked parts of plants
Tips for solving the problem of leftovers
Flavor enhancers for soups and stews
Recipes for homemade pickles, table mustard, and mayonnaise
Medicinal preparations
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