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Incredible wild edibles : 36 plants that can change your life / Samuel Thayer.

Thayer, Samuel, (author.).
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  • 1 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Centerville Center Twp PL - Centerville 641.3 THA (Text) 76895000274664 1st Floor Nonfiction Available -
Jackson Co PL - Seymour Main Library 581.632 THAYER (Text) 37500004528465 New Items Checked out 12/21/2018

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  • ISBN: 9780976626626
  • ISBN: 0976626624
  • Physical Description: 479 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Bruce, Wisconsin : Forager's Harvest Press, [2017]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction. Why forage? -- Foraging safely -- How to positively identify a new plant -- Using and understanding plant names -- Where to forage : legality and practicality -- Equipment for foraging -- Guidelines for sustainable gathering -- Gathering thoughts. Foraging against the invasion -- The chicken feathers guy -- Nuts, berries, and botanical lingo -- In defense of the green meal -- The roundup revolution -- Does foraging destroy nature? -- Foraging calendar -- Plant accounts. Black mustard -- Bladder campion -- Bramble berries -- Blackberry (many species) -- Dewberry and bristleberry (many species) -- Red raspberry -- Black raspberry (black cap) -- Thimbleberry -- Wineberry -- Salmonberry -- Plumboy and nagoonberry -- Bakeapple (cloudberry) -- Calamus (sweet flag) -- Caraway -- Chickweed, stitchwort -- Chufa (nut sedge) -- Creeping bellflower -- Fennel -- Garlic, field and wild -- Gooseberry -- Hickory (including pecan) -- Hops -- Japanese knotweed, giant knotweed -- Kentucky coffeetree (coffeenut) -- Maple -- Miner's lettuce -- Mint -- Mulberry -- Pawpaw -- Persimmon -- Poke -- Prairie turnip (tinpsila, breadroot) -- Purple poppy mallow -- Purslane -- Quickweed -- Rose -- Sassafras -- Shepherd's purse -- Sochan (cut-leaf coneflower) -- Strawberry spinach (strawberry blite) -- Sweetroot (aniseroot, sweet cicely) -- Violet -- Watercress -- Water parsnip -- Wild radishes -- Wintercress (yellow rocket, creasy greens, land cress) -- Ecoculture : tending to wildness.
Summary, etc.:
Incredible Wild Edibles covers 36 of the best edible wild plants in North America: fruits, berries, nuts, shoots, leafy greens, root vegetables, culinary herbs, teas, and syrups that boast exceptional flavor and nutrition. The plants chosen represent every habitat and every region in North America, from the northern forests to the southwest deserts, from the largest cities to the wildest mountains.
Subject: Wild plants, Edible > North America > Identification.
Wild plants, Edible > Harvesting > North America.
Cooking (Wild foods)
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  • Midpoint Books

    Incredible Wild Edibles is an invitation to enjoy the best food on Earth. This guide provides complete information on 36 traditional fruits, nuts, herbs, and vegetables that have nearly disappeared from our modern diets. Rediscover these wholesome, super-nutritious, gourmet foods for free! In a humorous but authoritative style, the author tells how to identify these plants with confidence, where and when to find them, what parts to use, and how to prepare them for the table. He gives practical advice on harvesting and discusses safe and responsible foraging practices. Contains index, bibliography, glossary, range maps, foraging calendar, and more than 350 color photos. For all experience levels, from novice to expert.

  • Midpoint Books

    Incredible Wild Edibles covers 36 of the best edible wild plants in North America: fruits, berries, nuts, shoots, leafy greens, root vegetables, culinary herbs, teas, and syrups that boast exceptional flavor and nutrition. The plants chosen represent every habitat and every region in North America, from the northern forests to the southwest deserts, from the largest cities to the wildest mountains. Rather than cover hundreds of species in brief accounts that leave the reader unsure of how to proceed, Samuel Thayer encourages readers to thoroughly learn one plant at a time. Each of these traditional foods has a rich culinary and cultural history—a wholesome past that is still relevant for our health and happiness today. The text is fully accessible to the novice, but remains botanically accurate and has the in-depth information that seasoned foragers crave.

    Sharing the wisdom of a lifetime of daily foraging, the author answers all of the reader’s questions about each plant: How do I identify it? What might I confuse it with? Where can I find it? What part do I use, and when is it ready to be picked? How do I gather and prepare it? How can I be sure to harvest it responsibly? This discussion is accompanied by more than 350 color photos showing all the key features for identification, including potentially confusing species. Photos also depict the exact parts to use and the proper stage for collection. All of this is delivered in a familiar but authoritative tone, along with humorous anecdotes and insights from extensive real-life experience with each plant covered in the book.

    Incredible Wild Edibles contains an index, bibliography, illustrated glossary, range maps, and foraging calendar. This third volume in Thayer’s Forager’s Harvest series has no overlap of the plants covered in the first two volumes.


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