Northwest Foraging: The Classic Guide To Edible Plants Of The Pacific Northwest [NOOK Book]

Overview

* Suitable for novice foragers and seasoned botanists alike
* More than 65 of the most common edible plants in the Pacific Northwest are thoroughly described
*Poisonous plants commonly encountered are also included
Originally published in 1974, Northwest Foraging quickly became a wild food classic. Now fully updated and expanded by the original author, this elegant new edition is sure to become a modern staple in backpacks, kitchens, and personal libraries.
A noted wild edibles ...
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Northwest Foraging: The Classic Guide To Edible Plants Of The Pacific Northwest

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Overview

* Suitable for novice foragers and seasoned botanists alike
* More than 65 of the most common edible plants in the Pacific Northwest are thoroughly described
*Poisonous plants commonly encountered are also included
Originally published in 1974, Northwest Foraging quickly became a wild food classic. Now fully updated and expanded by the original author, this elegant new edition is sure to become a modern staple in backpacks, kitchens, and personal libraries.
A noted wild edibles authority, Doug Benoliel provides more than 65 thorough descriptions of the most common edible plants of the Pacific Northwest region, from asparagus to watercress, juneberries to cattails, and many, many more! He also includes a description of which poisonous “look-alike” plants to avoid, a must-read for the foraging novice. Features include detailed illustrations of each plant, an illustrated guide to general plant identification principles, seasonality charts for prime harvesting, a selection of simple foraging recipes, and a glossary of botanical terms.
Beginning with his botany studies at the University of Washington, Doug Benoliel has been dedicated to native plants. He has owned a landscaping, design, and nursery business, and done his extensive work with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). Doug lives on Lopez Island, Washington.
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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: 9781594853678
  • Publisher: Mountaineers Books, The
  • Publication date: 6/1/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 398,206
  • File size: 7 MB

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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