The Hedgerow Cookbook: 100 Delicious Recipes for Wild Food

The Hedgerow Cookbook: 100 Delicious Recipes for Wild Food

by Wild at Heart


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781862059566
Publisher: Pavilion Books, Limited
Publication date: 07/01/2013
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Wild at Heart is a small business set up by Ginny Knox and Caro Willson to make a range of award-winning jellies, relishes, and fruit cheeses based on traditional recipes and using wild, native, or ancient fruits.  

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

A little on the law & common sense 8

Preserving: the basics 8

Seasonal chart 11

Flowers & Hips

Elderflowers 14

Dandelions 24

Wild Roses 28


Wild Garlic or Ramsons 36

Wild Sorrel 42

Nettles 44

Marsh Samphire or Glasswort 52

Dandelion Leaves 58


Wild Strawberries 62

Blackberries or Brambles 64

Wild Raspberries 76

Bilberries 84

Elderberries 94

Rowan Berries 98

Berry Mixtures 100

Fruit with Stones

Wild Cherries 106

Wild Plums, Bullaces, Damsons & Cherry Plums 110

Sloes or Blackthorn 126

Fruit with Pips

Crab Apples 132

Quinces 146

Medlars 158


Hazelnuts, Cobnuts & Filberts 162

Chestnuts 172

Walnuts 180

Index 190

Acknowledgments/credits 192

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The Hedgerow Cookbook: 100 Delicious Recipes for Wild Food 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
AnastaciaKnits More than 1 year ago
The authors are from England, so some of the plants are not available in our area. This is a subject that fascinates me, however, and so I couldn't resist getting the book to review. The books authors have their own company called "Wild at Heart", and this book came about as a result of their own business success. The book basically has two parts: a section on the plant to forage & how to pick it, and a section on what to make with it. There's both the standard British measurements & what we are used to here in the States, making it easy for anyone to use the recipes. I was thrilled to see a section on dandelions, something I was determined to pick and harvest this year but didn't because I had no idea what I could actually DO with the flower. Unfortunately, however, the two recipes they included - wine, and marmelade - are two things I could never make - the wine for space reasons, and the marmelade because it includes multiple ingredients I'm allergic to. all in all, however, there aren't any recipes in the book I'll actually use, but I think it's a great resource and a good place to start with wild foraging. I received a review copy for free from netgalley in exchange for my honest review.