Food for Free: A Guide to the Edible Wild Plants of



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  1. Sophie Crane Sophie Crane says:

    The cover might be different to what you were expecting not that it matters anyway.I am so impressed by this book, even if it wasn t a pocket book It s got illustrations and photos for each for ease of identification which is vitally important It s got the common names and the scientific names for each It s got advise on how to use what you harvest It s even got historical significance.It s hard to figure out If i need to do further reading because it is so packed full of information.LOVE The cover might be different to what you were expecting not that it matters anyway.I am so impressed by this book, even if it wasn t a pocket book It s got illustrations and photos for each for ease of identification which is vitally important It s got the common names and the scientific names for each It s got advise on how to use what you harvest It s even got historical significance.It s hard to figure out If i need to do further reading because it is so packed full of information.LOVE IT


  2. Mila Mila says:

    This is a great reference book with interesting descriptions of edible plants and some poisonous accompanied with very pretty illustrations in colour eleven artists contributed I was reminded of some things I knew, but also learned new stuff For example, I knew that rosehips Rosa canina contain 20 timesvitamin C than oranges but did not know that in 1941 the Ministry of Health in Britain distributed rosehip syrup to families I thought I knew all about blackberries Rubus fruticosus w This is a great reference book with interesting descriptions of edible plants and some poisonous accompanied with very pretty illustrations in colour eleven artists contributed I was reminded of some things I knew, but also learned new stuff For example, I knew that rosehips Rosa canina contain 20 timesvitamin C than oranges but did not know that in 1941 the Ministry of Health in Britain distributed rosehip syrup to families I thought I knew all about blackberries Rubus fruticosus which I look forward to picking every year I knew that the berries grow in clusters at the end of shoots but did not know that the older shoots die after two or three years cropping I enjoyed being reminded that the berry at the tip of the stalk is the first to ripen and is the sweetest and fattest of all Eat it raw There are some interesting recipes Here s one for elderflower Sambucus nigracordial 1 lemon, 1 oz citric acid, 2 lb sugar, 10 elderflower heads, 3 c water Dissolve sugar in boiling water Add grated lemon rind, lemon slices, citric acid and flower heads Leave for 24 hours Sieve through cheese cloth Pour into bottles I have made elderflower fritters from the elder in my previous garden I feel the need to plant one in my new garden


  3. Iset Iset says:

    I remember this book from my childhood It s gone through several editions since its first publication, the most recent one being in 2003, and now it s on kindle, with photos replacing the coloured drawings It s a reference book rather than a cover to cover read, and specifically written as an introduction for those wanting to forage wild food in the UK But it s also useful to the culinary minded looking for some different ingredients, and providing a number of recipes I also find it pretty i I remember this book from my childhood It s gone through several editions since its first publication, the most recent one being in 2003, and now it s on kindle, with photos replacing the coloured drawings It s a reference book rather than a cover to cover read, and specifically written as an introduction for those wanting to forage wild food in the UK But it s also useful to the culinary minded looking for some different ingredients, and providing a number of recipes I also find it pretty interesting as a historian looking into prehistoric hunter gatherers of Britain All in all a useful book


  4. Peter Peter says:

    An essential guide book to have with you when out and about.


  5. Glenn Campbell Glenn Campbell says:

    I have two versions of this book, the modern one I love for it s bright, sharp, colour photographs.The older 1976 version, that I picked up much later, from a rural book fair in the Fenlands, I love because it has old pen and ink drawings, and eight whole pages where these drawings have actually been coloured in More importantly I found it was packed full of words that don t seem to have made it into the 21st century version.And also, I love it because in the front cover it says, To Ann, with I have two versions of this book, the modern one I love for it s bright, sharp, colour photographs.The older 1976 version, that I picked up much later, from a rural book fair in the Fenlands, I love because it has old pen and ink drawings, and eight whole pages where these drawings have actually been coloured in More importantly I found it was packed full of words that don t seem to have made it into the 21st century version.And also, I love it because in the front cover it says, To Ann, with love, from Rodney You will need both


  6. Constantin Constantin says:

    It is fascinating to consider how many things you can simply pick up and eat in the wild.I am thinking of buying a second copy of this pocketbook to have in my bag for every time that I go out in the woods, just so I can pick up some of the things mentioned and try them out.A great thing about this book is that it does not only tell which things are edible but also provides full detailed recipes on how to cook them From basic soups to Elizabethan style candy


  7. Majella Majella says:

    Forager s hors d oeuvreGood beginner s guide for anyone wanting to engage in a spot of foraging on shore and pasture Would have give a 5 review if it had a picture for each item mentioned


  8. Jasmine Jasmine says:

    Very informative.


  9. Charlotte Fay Charlotte Fay says:

    Invaluable A fantastic guide to the edible flowers and plants out there that can be foraged for free With detailed descriptions, recipes and photos it is a great companion


  10. Pippa Pippa says:

    Come on zombie apocalypse I m prepared


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