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Gather Ye Wild Things: A Forager's Year

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First published in 1980, Gather Ye Wild Things is not a field guide in the strictest sense but rather a meditation on some of the most common and useful plants in North America. The volume's fifty-two brief essays- each focusing on a particular species or subject during a season in which it is likely to come to the would-be gatherer's attention- touch on culinary, medicina ...more
Paperback, 182 pages
Published November 1st 1995 by University of Virginia Press (first published 1980)
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Bill
Jul 31, 2017 rated it liked it
An interestering book about gathering wild food. I think she accentuates the positive and fails to properly inform the reader of the negative aspects of foraging, viz., some of these plants can be poisonous if poorly prepared or have evil lookalikes. She does give a recipe for each plant which I think is very helpful.
Jennifer Heise
I checked this out of the library in hardback, and now need to own a copy. This is a book that can be read straight through as an armchair book, or used as a reference/suggestion for the wild plant enthusiast.
The sketch illustrations are excellent and show why sketches are often more useful than photos for plant identification.Admittedly, some of the safety information can be dated by now, so I'd want to double-check it (Note that periwinkle (vinca) is no longer considered safe for internal con
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Sandy D.
Good for browsing - and has some interesting recipes.
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Susan Tyler Hitchcock has written 13 books, including Frankenstein: A Cultural History, Mad Mary Lamb, and Coming About: A Family Passage at Sea. She has degrees in English from the University of Michigan and the University of Virginia. She works as a book editor for the National Geographic Society. She has been collecting Frankensteiniana for more than 20 years. She and her husband live in the ho ...more