The Joy of Foraging

The Joy of Foraging

by Gary Lincoff


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780785835189
Publisher: Motorbooks
Publication date: 06/28/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

About the Author

Gary Lincoff is the author of The Complete Mushroom Hunter (Quarry Books, 2010), and the author, co-author, or editor of several books and articles on mushrooms, including The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms. He teaches courses on mushroom and plant identification and use at the New York Botanical Garden and has led wild mushroom and edible wild plant study trips and forays to 30 countries across Asia, Africa, Europe, and South, Central, and North America. Lincoff chaired the Telluride Mushroom Festival for 25 years (1980–2004), and still participates as its principal speaker. He is also a featured “myco visionary” in the award-winning documentary, Know Your Mushrooms, by Ron Mann. Lincoff also founded and led the New York City Edible Wild Plant Workshop, which featured a once-a-week wild edibles dinner plus a weekend hunt for edible wild plants and mushrooms in city parks. Patricia Wells published his edible wild plant recipes in an article in the New York Times, and he has been profiled in the Village Voice and New York magazine. He lives in New York City.

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Chilled Sour Cherry Soup


—4 cups (950 ml) of sour cherry pulp, pitted

—Water, as needed

—Sugar to taste

—Sour cream (optional)


Heat the sour cherry pulp, adding just enough water to keep it from burning at first. Add just enough sugar to taste, but not so much that it becomes sweet. Stir until well mixed, then chill. Serve cold with a spoonful of sour cream in each bowl, if you wish.

Table of Contents

Introduction: How and Why This Book is Unique

Chapter 1: Edible Wild Plants: The What and the Who

Chapter 2: Edible Wild Plants: The Where and the When

Chapter 3: Plants Front and Center: Wild Plant Identification

Chapter 4: Recipes for The Joy of Foraging




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