Stalking The Wild Asparagus

Stalking The Wild Asparagus

by Euell Gibbons, John McPhee

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Stalking The Wild Asparagus by Euell Gibbons, John McPhee

Euell Gibbons was one of the few people in this country to devote a considerable part of his life to the adventure of “living off the land.” He sought out wild plants all over North America and made them into delicious dishes. His book includes recipes for vegetable and casserole dishes, breads, cakes, muffins and twenty different pies. He also shows how to make numerous jellies, jams, teas, and wines, and how to sweeten them with wild honey or homemade maple syrup.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780911469035
Publisher: Alan C Hood & Company
Publication date: 01/01/1962
Edition description: 1st Edition
Pages: 303
Sales rank: 377,354
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)


He knew his subject first- and second-hand; he knew it backwards to the botany of the tribes. An now he told everybody else how to gather and prepare wild foods. From the Red River Valley to the mountains of Pennsylvania (where he would spend his last years) he took all over North America to places few people knew in the way he knew them, and he showed what provender was there. He called his first book "Stalking the Wild Asparagus," and it became a part of the beginnings of the ecological uplift and it sold well enough to get onto the bestseller lists.

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Guest More than 1 year ago
Back in the mid to late '70s, I was having a hard time finding ends let alone making them meet. Freshly divorced, living alone, making way too little money, I could either pay rent or eat. I used the cash to pay rent. This book allowed me to feed myself, my two cats and my dog for two years.... in Upstate New York. Buy it, read it, use the knowledge.
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