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The Everything Guide to Foraging: Identifying, Harvesting, and Cooking Nature's Wild Fruits and Vegetables [Paperback]

Vickie Shufer
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Book Description

24 Jun 2011 Everything

If you're searching for the freshest fruits and vegetables to add to your diet, you don't have to look any further than your own backyard! With dozens of detailed illustrations, color photos, and more than 150 tasty recipes, this guide is your ultimate one-stop reference for identifying and harvesting the wild fruits and vegetables that grow in fields, forests, and even on your own lawn.

Inside you'll find:

  • In-depth descriptions of edible plants, including their likely locations
  • Easy and delicious recipes for your wild harvest
  • A primer on careful foraging techniques and conservation ethics
  • Essential information on poisonous look-alikes
From clover and cattails to milkweed and mustard, this book will teach you how to collect and prepare some of the most common--and delicious--feral plants in America. And, more than just a way to a fantastic meal, this book will guide you to both a newfound confidence in your own abilities, as well as a greater appreciation of the natural world.

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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Adams Media Corporation (24 Jun 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1440512760
  • ISBN-13: 978-1440512766
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 20.4 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 524,075 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Vickie Shufer is a naturalist and forager who grew up in rural Kentucky at a time when wild foods were gathered along with other crops.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Everything guide to foraging 13 Sep 2011
By Jules
Useful information but limited use as there are no illustrations to aid identification, so can't be used alone. A little disappointing.
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1.0 out of 5 stars this book is useless 23 Jan 2013
By santeerocks - Published on
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if you want to be able to identify edible plants in the woods, you would be better served with a different book. description states this book has colour photographs, when in fact it does not. this book is more about how to cook those items foraged, rather than helping to find the foraged items in the first place. don't waste your money
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting book! 5 July 2012
By MSFINELADY - Published on
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This book has a lot of useful information about a lot of edible plants. Also, a lot of recipes which sound very good, even though I haven't tried any yet. However, I was disappointed that it has very few pictures, and the ones it has are drawings, not real pictures. It's hard to know what a plant looks like with black and white drawings.
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1.0 out of 5 stars The absolute worst of all the foraging books I have 28 Aug 2013
By outlaw_spam - Published on
Has only 23 color photos out of 291 pages - not even enough to consider illustrated in my opinion. The black/white hand-drawn sketches are minimal (only 20) & not near detailed enough to SAFELY identify edible wild plants. Knowing what I know now, I would not have paid for this book if someone had been honest about the review. It has quite a few recipes, but if you can't identify safe plants, the recipes will do you no good. I guess in an survival situation, you will have something to start a fire with. I've taken hands on foraging classes from a regional botanist adding some of over 100 videos to my digital library on edible wild plants. I've been adding to my foraging library both in physical books (12 to date), 2 identification card decks & ebooks (8 currently) & even the simple black/white sketched books have more illustrations with much more detail (though not as many pages) that will be more useful to anyone than this book.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Where are the pictures? 4 May 2013
By floramarie - Published on
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I ordered this book and then returned it, based on the fact that it claimed to have color photographs but didn't contain so much as one single photo.
In foraging wild plants for food a person needs a reliable photo of the food in question, preferably pictures of it at various stages of growth, close up photos that show very good detail.
There are many plants that resemble their edible look-a-likes, but in fact aren't edible and may be poisonous.
For a book to claim to be about foraging it needs to be written by someone who actually knows how to forage and can teach that to others, with photos for positive identification.
2.0 out of 5 stars A Disappointing Buy 7 Dec 2013
By Debra's Stuff - Published on
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A lot of good information but useless without the pictures to show you what the plant looks like that she is talking about. There are about 5 pages at the very end with some color photos of just a handful of plants. Also, a black & white line drawing pops up every now and again throughout the book, but that's it. I would think it would be the most important to show photos of each plant that she identifies as being poisonous, but not even line drawings in that section. The only thing to do is google the plant name on google images to see pics and then the written description she gives would make more sense. Probably would not have bought the book if I had been able to look at it first.
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