Edible Wild Plants and Herbs

A compendium of recipes and remedies

Pamela Michael, Paintings by Christabel King

£25.00

Exquisitely illustrated with full-colour paintings of all the plants and herbs in the book, ranging from dandelion and sorrel to sea beet and samphire, Edible Wild Plants and Herbs is both a cookbook and field guide to the identification and use of foodstuffs from the wild.

Format: Hardback
Extent: 240 pages
Dimensions: 246 x 185 mm
ISBN: 9781911667346.
Category: .
Publication Date: 31 May 2022

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This is the perfect guide for every budding forager.

Exquisitely illustrated with full-colour paintings of all the plants and herbs in the book, ranging from dandelion and sorrel to sea beet and samphire, Edible Wild Plants and Herbs is both a cookbook and field guide to the identification and use of foodstuffs from the wild.  There are almost 400 recipes covering nearly 100 different plant varieties and the illustrations, drawn from life by one of the country’s leading botanical artists, show the edible parts of the plants at their peak time for picking.  In addition there is a calendar indicating what plants to look for at each season of the year, information on where the plants are found and how to identify them.

In the past the home kitchen provided a family with all its medicines and cosmetics as well as its food, wine, pickles and preserves.  Our ancestors were resourceful and imaginative and very much in tune with nature; this book recaptures their harmonious, sustainable way of life by setting down for the modern reader all that knowledge and lore.  There are recipes for soups, sauces, main dishes, salads, pickles, jams, sorbets, as well as teas, syrups and lotions.

Published originally in 1980 under the title All Good Things Around Us, this book became a classic work on the subject.  It has been entirely revised and updated and redesigned with new recipes and information.

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