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Identifying Harvesting Edible and Medicinal Plants
Identifying and Harvesting Edible and Medicinal Plants in Wild (and Not So Wild) Places shows readers how to find and prepare more than five hundred different plants for nutrition and better health, including such common plants as mullein (a tea made from the leaves and flowers suppresses a cough), stinging nettle (steam the leaves and you have a tasty dish rich in iron), ...more
ebook, 336 pages
Published September 7th 2010 by William Morrow Paperbacks
(first published May 20th 1994)
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Aug 22, 2007 Libby rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone interested in eating organic or natural foods
This is one of only a couple books on foraging I have read, but it's my favorite for what that's worth. For each plant he gives detailed description of its appearance in shoot, mature and skeleton form and also provides traditional uses as well as nutritional value. There are quite a few cooking suggestions throughout, and some concentrated in the back. I have made some wonderful salads from my yard, and I look forward to seeing what I can find in my forest this fall!
I can see this could be a very useful book with good illustrations for identification, however is very North-American-centric and as such less useful to me. The large size also prohibits it from being taken on walks for identifying plants.
Ethicurean review of this title and several others on preserving: "I can, you can, we all can!: Essential books for preserving seasonal bounty"