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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderfully Scottish and Inclusive
This book, which has been carefully edited by Fi Martynoga is a collection of edible (mostly) wild `essays' by wise Scots who care about and have respect for their Scottish countryside. Sustainability and responsible harvesting is well documented but the joy of this book is that individuals can share their 'specialised' knowledge. If a forager lives in a land locked area...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good introduction but not a field guide
The book has a wide-ranging interesting content. It serves to identify species and their uses, but it is certainly not a field guide. Thus, if the book identifies something that you are interested in and wish to harvest, you will probably need to do some more research and find a guide with illustrations of a quality that will allow you to clearly identify the sought-for...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderfully Scottish and Inclusive, 27 Mar 2013
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This book, which has been carefully edited by Fi Martynoga is a collection of edible (mostly) wild `essays' by wise Scots who care about and have respect for their Scottish countryside. Sustainability and responsible harvesting is well documented but the joy of this book is that individuals can share their 'specialised' knowledge. If a forager lives in a land locked area (yes we live on an island but some folk may be miles from the sea), call on somebody who knows their seaweed to write Marine Algae. It's a very clever idea. I think the black and white illustrations work well; the book isn't an identification manual. Novice foragers should go on courses or check with reference books that don't fit in a field rucksack. I found the folklore particularly entertaining and the chapter on growing firewood thought provoking. I wish that this book had been published in time to include it on a suggested `further reading list' for my wild cookery book. An absolute must buy for Scottish foragers.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good introduction but not a field guide, 26 Mar 2013
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The book has a wide-ranging interesting content. It serves to identify species and their uses, but it is certainly not a field guide. Thus, if the book identifies something that you are interested in and wish to harvest, you will probably need to do some more research and find a guide with illustrations of a quality that will allow you to clearly identify the sought-for subject.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great little book!, 16 Aug 2013
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Informative and entertaining little book. Just moved to Scotland and needed something specific to the country for wild food foraging.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 26 July 2014
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ALL I need to know to live on Knoydart - THANKS!
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