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Northwest Foraging: The Classic Guide to Edible Plants of the Pacific Northwest

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First published nearly forty years ago, the original Northwest Foraging quickly became the standard field guide for the region's wild foods. Fully updated and expanded by the author, this elegant new edition is sure to become an essential reference in backpacks, kitchens, and personal libraries across the Pacific Northwest. Noted wild edibles authority Doug Benoliel provides thorough descriptions of more than 50 common edible plants found in the region, including asparagus, watercress, camas, juneberry, fire ...

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Northwest Foraging: The Classic Guide To Edible Plants Of The Pacific Northwest

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Overview

First published nearly forty years ago, the original Northwest Foraging quickly became the standard field guide for the region's wild foods. Fully updated and expanded by the author, this elegant new edition is sure to become an essential reference in backpacks, kitchens, and personal libraries across the Pacific Northwest. Noted wild edibles authority Doug Benoliel provides thorough descriptions of more than 50 common edible plants found in the region, including asparagus, watercress, camas, juneberry, fire weed. Oregon grape, and many more. He also includes descriptions of poisonous "look-alike" plants to avoid-vital information for the foraging novice.

Whether you're seasoned botanist or just discovering wild foods you'll treasure this new edition, of Northwest Foraging.

Features

Technical illustrations of each plant

Historical and Native American uses of wild foods

Tips for plant identification, harvesting, drying, and storage

Seasonality-chart for prime harvesting

Selection of simple foraging recipes

Glossary of botanical terms

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This revised, expanded new edition of a 1974 classic will probably replace numerous battered copies of that original. Backpackers, born botanists, and health-minded Northwesterners will welcome author Doug Benoliel's detailed descriptions of 65 common edible plants indigenous to the region. Each entry includes detailed technical illustrations; a nutritional chart; plant identification guidelines; seasonality charts for harvesting; foraging recipes, and a glossary. A boon for hungry nature-lovers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594853661
  • Publisher: Mountaineers Books, The
  • Publication date: 3/28/2011
  • Pages: 220
  • Sales rank: 517,759
  • Product dimensions: 7.32 (w) x 5.60 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword to the Original Edition 9

Preface 11

Acknowledgments 13

Northwest Foraging: How to Use This Book 15

Seasonal Edibles in the Northwest 20

Harvesting with Care 24

Drying and Storing 26

Wild Nutrition: Edibles vs. Supermarket Produce 28

Plant Structure 31

Edible Plants 35

Poisonous Plants 181

Glossary 210

Bibliography 212

List of Recipes 215

Index 217

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