Edible Wild Plants for Beginners: The Essential Edible Plants and Recipes to Get Started

Edible Wild Plants for Beginners: The Essential Edible Plants and Recipes to Get Started

by Althea Press
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Edible Wild Plants for Beginners: The Essential Edible Plants and Recipes to Get Started by Althea Press

Wild plants are not only beautiful, but they can also be an affordable and sustainable way to add flavor and nutrition to your diet. Edible Wild Plants for Beginnersprovides you with the essential information and guidance to begin foraging for edible wild plants and including them in your diet. Edible Wild Plants for Beginnersprovides profiles of common edible wild plants and includes information on dangerous look-alikes, the best time to harvest, where to find each type of wild plant, and how to cultivate your own garden. From natural remedies to delectable dishes and exotic cocktails, Edible Wild Plants for Beginners provides more than 95 ways for you to use these newfound ingredients.

Edible Wild Plants for Beginners will help you explore the world of edible wild plants and teach you how to use them in your home and kitchen, with:

• More than 95 easy-to-follow edible wild plants recipes and remedies, including Amaranth Vegetable Curry, Pickled Jerusalem Artichokes, Chamomile Cookies, and a Purslane Martini
• Tips for foraging, harvesting, and cultivating edible wild plants
• Techniques for serving, preserving, and cooking with edible wild plants
• 31 edible wild plant profiles, including descriptions, distinguishing features, preparation and collection tips, and common uses
• 10 simple steps to making tinctures
• A guide to identifying edible wild plants and avoiding common poisonous plants

With Edible Wild Plants for Beginners, you'll be able to start living sustainably, saving money, and adding variety to your diet the way nature intended.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149039166
Publisher: Callisto Media Inc.
Publication date: 12/05/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 258
Sales rank: 40,966
File size: 9 MB

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Edible Wild Plants for Beginners: The Essential Edible Plants and Recipes to Get Started 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 87 reviews.
Curlyqsusie More than 1 year ago
This is an informative beginners book on wild plants that are edible. Enjoyed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Edible Wild Plants for Beginners is a good book for the novice gardener or the mildly curious.  I enjoyed being educated about the extensive variety of wild plants that in most cases, are not only beautiful, but also a great source of nutrition.  Who knew that one could create both a healing tincture as well as a tasty cocktail from an unassuming dandelion?  Yet this is only scratching the surface of the many discoveries found in this informative book that covers everything from identifying, foraging, cultivating wild plants, and more.   30+ species of plants, along with their descriptions, benefits, and individual color photos are featured.  This timeless reference book is one that should be included on every gardener’s bookshelf.
GaWolf More than 1 year ago
I an truly impressed by the care, quality and variety of the 90+ recipes included in this book.  They range from cocktails and salads to side-dishes.  For me, it was a gift to learn more about hunting for edible plants as I develop the hobby.  The references are excellent and offer many various places to learn more in-depth.  Here you'll find some invaluable information about learning what parts of plants can be edible and how to go about tasting the plants.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really like how I can use this as a reference for foraging. The pictures of edible plants were helpful but I wish there had been pictures of poisonous plants mentioned, too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book does initially caution readers to read the entire book before foraging, and I admit, it was difficult for me to stay reading when I started thinking about all the plants I could go outside and pick fresh! The authors include diagrams and the medicinal properties of the plants, allowing for the forager to gain more than nutritional value from their diet. I found this to be an excellent beginning point for plant identification and consumption.
bchrtr More than 1 year ago
Interesting and easy to read!  I really enjoyed learning about the wide variety of edible plants. My favorite section  is the recipe selection, and I can definitely consider making a wild violet loaf cake or maybe something with dandelions. The cold remedies are useful too. Wild rose tea could be a treat anytime.  It's a nice book to add to a collection for occasional reference. Thanks to the  researchers for all of the detail. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought this was a good read and very educational. Did not know until reading how many plants growing wild can be healthy to eat and can be used for a variety of remedies. I like the colored prints showing each plant, which help you identify which are the right ones. Good resource to have on hand in your home.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There was no lack in effort to get this information out. The world is an oasis of plentiful life birthed by mother Gaia herself, distributed all over in abundance. Something about this book stuck out to me and II am happy that I took the dive to purchase it, thank you Althea Press.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great recipes. I am a little familiar with plants that are edible but wasn't sure how to really cook anything with them. This book has step-by-step recipes that I really like. Lots of different kinds of recipes –from green ravioli to grilled martini salmon. Even some recipes to try for sore throats and ointments. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good source of information for wild edible plants and forging. This book should be introduced to grade school children because of the importance for them to know their environment  and how to utilize their resources to their best advantage in a time of emergency. Good source on how to make natural medication of a host of different ailments as well. 
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Food is all around us, you just have to know what to look for and what to avoid. Edible Wild Plants for Beginners outlines just that. This eBook covers all the basics in an accessible, easy to assimilate language. I have the digital version so I can take it with me when I go foraging. The reference section has a robust list of several popular plants complete with images, making foraging adventure more enjoyable and successful. Perfect if you are new to the found food scene.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's an interesting way to live-- incorporating so much of what is out there that we completely overlook. There are things in this book that I had always thought of as flowers or even simple weeds that I will never be able to look at in the same way again, but that's what makes this book great. It opens your eyes to something completely different from the norm.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An excellent guide in edible plants and using the plants for food in your everyday life. This book not only contains pertinent information regarding forging and cultivating but it also has a wide variety of recipes using the plants that is perfect for anyone's diet. Great guide in case of a catastrophic event or something and you run out of resources  key to survival.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
5 star book! Althea press provides an easy to guide into the world of edible plants. Chapter 5 even goes into providing the steps into making your own garden and the tools you'd need. This is a perfect source for any person who loves being out in nature and utilizing nature for their own benefits. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good guide to have on hand if the world falls apart and we have to forage for our own food. Pictures, profiles, recipes, and remedies are included for common edible wild plants. Chapter Four details a process to help us determine if what we’re about to consume could be toxic. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Edible Wild Plants for Beginners is a comprehensive resource for people who are interested in making wild plants part of their diets. The book does a thorough job of explaining why one may be interested in this topic, what wild plants have been historically used for food, how to identify those plants that are both safe and unsafe to eat, and how to prepare these plants for consumption. Safety is stressed by describing in detail the Universal Edibility Test. The author also provides resources for those who want to learn more about wild plants.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Makes it easy to use natural remedies. I have really been trying to use less medications and over the counter products. I have been looking for natural remedies for when I don’t feel well and this book has a lot of them. Great recipes for sore throat gargles, teas and ointments. The recipes make it so easy to take care of myself more naturally.
Needles531 More than 1 year ago
What a great edition to the repertoire for anyone who loves to cook! I will never look at weeds in the garden or along a path in the park the same again. The best thing about Edible Wild Plants for Beginners is that is gives real information about how to get started slowly in foraging for, deciphering safe from unsafe, and making the most out of nature’s tasty treats.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Edible plants gives the low-down on both what can and cannot be eaten from the wild, that is, not found at your supermarket or local farmer's market!  It gives complete instructions on how to find wild plants - including a very comprehensive section on which ones to avoid! - out in the field and forest and even how to make your own garden if you would prefer the convenience of picking those plants right from your back yard. The photos and explanations are clear and easy to understand, and there is a section at the back of the book with tantalizing recipes for what to do once you have found your wild treasures. A great beginner's guide, some something that could be potentially fun for the family to do together, too!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Edible Wild Plants for Beginners is an inspirational starting point for anyone interested in foraging and cooking with wild plants. The plant profiles are immensely helpful, and as someone who is nervous about mistakenly consuming the wrong thing, I appreciate the cautionary advice specific to each plant. The recipes include wonderful ideas for whole meals using wild plants in addition to teas and remedies I can’t wait to try. Though the writing is far from poetic, this book has been a wonderful place to start learning about the basics of gathering and enjoying wild plants.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I received this book for free, and I really am enjoying it! The author seems very thorough and knowledgeable about the subject. This is a must read for people who want to be either self-sustaining, or a survivalist. Even if you’re looking to just save money, the information in Wild Edible Plants is invaluable. In this day and age, information like this is increasingly good to have in order to be more self-sustaining.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book, never knew that those weeds in my front yard could be eaten. The author did an excellent job of breaking down the significance of  having edible plants, the nutrients they store, and using those plants to spice up any regular dish. This is perfect for any survivalist out there  and can be used as a reference when out camping. I also loved the breakdown of poisonous plants as well.
AbbeySteinbrink More than 1 year ago
I'm very interested in the lifestyle that incorporates edible plants, and growing my own resources. This book left me a little more comfortable, and more prepared to do so. It gave helpful tips, warnings, and so much great information. I've resorted back to it numerous times while starting my own garden!
AmandaNicoleRuth More than 1 year ago
I received a free copy of this book to review. Book was organized in a good way, provided pictures of each plant and information about the plant such as how to use it, what parts you can eat, etc. While I personally don’t wish to add wild flowers to my diet (at least not at this time), I still find it to be very interesting and think it’s a great book for anyone to read. Things happen- you just never know- you may need to eat wild flowers for survival some day, so pick up a copy just in case!