My wild edibles book is out! WAHOOOOOO! And what’s more, Amazon selected it as the best cookbook of July!
In this field guide to foraging wild edible plants, I explore the health benefits of wild-harvested food, explaining how to safely identify trailside weeds, herbs, fruits, and greens that grow worldwide, and share my delicious, nutrient-dense recipes. I’ve been gathering wild plants since I was 13, when, early on in a 6-month hike from Mexico to Canada my family and I ran out of provisions and turned to foraging for survival in the wild. Back in civilization, I became dismayed by the inferior quality of store-bought food and industrial agriculture, and began to regularly collect wild plants near my home and on my travels. In my book titled: “Wild Edibles: A Practical Guide to Foraging, with Easy Identification of 60 Edible Plants and 67 Recipes” I share knowledge gleaned from years of live-food wildcrafting and thriving in harmony with nature.
This practical guide to plant foraging gives hikers, backpackers, raw foodists, gardeners, chefs, foodies, DIYers, survivalists, and off-the-grid enthusiasts the tools to safely and responsibly identify, harvest, prepare, and eat wild edible plants. The book outlines basic rules for safe wild-food foraging and discusses poisonous plants, plant identification protocol, gathering etiquette, and conservation.
I go deep and explore the many rewards of eating wild flora: environmental protection, sustainability, saving money, economic self-sufficiency, and healthy living. I draw on thoroughly researched nutrition science to make a compelling case for the health benefits of a diverse, local-food diet that includes wild greens.
The majority of the 60 edible plants described in this field guide can be found worldwide, including common-growing trees. Over 300 color photos make plant identification easy and safe. A chapter containing 67 high-nutrient vegan recipes—including green smoothies, salads and salad dressings, spreads and crackers, main courses, juices, and sweets—provides inspiration to join me on the trail to radiant health.
It’s a great book! What else can I say? 🙂