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(River Cottage Handbooks #7)

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Hedgerows, moors, meadows and woods - these hold a veritable feast for the forager. In this hugely informative and witty handbook, John Wright reveals how to spot the free and delicious pickings to be found in the British countryside, and how to prepare and cook them. First John touches on the basics for the hedgerow forager, with an introduction to conservation, safety, t ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published August 2010 by Bloomsbury (first published May 2nd 2010)
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Sophie Crane
Oct 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cooking, baking
This, the seventh in the River Cottage series, is a delightful read for any lover of the countryside or rural life. Its three main sections are all well illustrated. The first deals with edible plants and displays a wide range that can be eaten either raw or after cooking. The second is important and sensible with its photographs and descriptions of poisonous plants, some dangerously so. The third main section contains recepies ranging from the interesting to the useful, perhaps more useful in t ...more
Jul 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
Really entertaining. This is the first i have read by John Wright and his sense of humour is great. He shares both the joys and frustrations of foraging, and is realistic about reward for effort ratios. He openly admits "not all wild salads work -- I once tried Wood Sorrel, Ramsons and Hairy Bittercress all together -- it was unspeakably vile."

Regarding taking home Wild Strawberries "just remember that such an action may result in sharing them with people who will be grateful but never quite gr
Katherine Rue
Apr 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Since I don't live in Britain, large parts of this are armchair reading, although the recipes and some plants transfer. Entertaining and delightful. I enjoy the whole series. ...more
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Dec 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Very useful reference, conservation & the law, Foragers calendar, poisonous plants, a few recipes.
Jul 13, 2011 rated it liked it
Have always been one to scavange off the hedgerows as I remember going with my parents when I was a child, (nice little bit about the legal view on it) and the month by month in season guide is helpful too.

So if you are a fan of river cottage (though this is through their publications and so not all the details are from Hugh) this is a nice little addtion.
Jul 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. It is so well written. The author is very knowledgeable but also very witty and the book is full of not just advice on what and where to pick (and what to do with what you've picked) but also historical notes about their past uses and amusing anecdotes.
It really makes you want to get out in the countryside with your scissors and basket and get picking!
Love it. I am making lots of preserves and flavoured alcohol this year and although I am self educating myself through the internet this book is great to take out with us to use as reference.
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