CDN$ 18.80
  • List Price: CDN$ 29.99
  • You Save: CDN$ 11.19 (37%)
FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ 25.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca.
Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
Edible Wild Plants: Wild ... has been added to your Cart
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 3 images

Edible Wild Plants: Wild Foods From Dirt To Plate Paperback – May 18 2010


See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
CDN$ 18.80
CDN$ 18.79 CDN$ 25.34

2014 Books Gift Guide
Yes Please, the eagerly anticipated first book from Amy Poehler, the Golden Globe winning star of Parks and Recreation, is featured in our 2014 Books Gift Guide. More gift ideas

Frequently Bought Together

Edible Wild Plants: Wild Foods From Dirt To Plate + Edible Wild Plants: A North American Field Guide to Over 200 Natural Foods
Price For Both: CDN$ 34.65




Product Details

  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Gibbs Smith (May 18 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1423601505
  • ISBN-13: 978-1423601500
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 16.5 x 24.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 227 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,371 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Product Description

About the Author

Dr. John Kallas has investigated and taught about edible wild plants since 1970. He founded Wild
Food Adventures (www.wildfoodadventures.com) in 1993 and is the publisher and editor of Wild Food
Adventurer. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most helpful customer reviews

27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Stewart Meyers on Nov. 11 2011
Format: Paperback
If you are genuinely serious about learning AND eating edible wild plants on a regular basis, get this book. I have been gathering wild mushrooms for over 40 years, and foraging for wild foods for over 30 years. I am also a collector of wild mushrooms books, wild food books, wild edible flower books, and sea vegetable (seaweed) books, and have hundreds in my collection, all read cover to cover by the way. In short, if a book is about wild and edible, I probably have it, read it, or reviewed it. I'm hooked, and proudly so.

Dr. Kallas' book is comprehensive, while at the same time being user friendly, practical, and fun: It has better descriptions, deeper explanations, incredible photographs, current nutritional information, and a depth and breadth of facts and knowledge that is incomparable. He explains each plants life cycle in detail, discusses each stage of growth with appropriate photographs, and explains how to identify each of them. He shows and describes the one or more parts of each plant that are edible, where and how to gather them, when and how to prepare them, and includes tantalizing recipes that are accompanied with stunning photographs.

In addition, he discusses at length, the history and future of wild foods and how to grow a wild garden. He explains why eating wild food is not weird, but absolutely normal. And, he emphasizes why learning about, finding, gathering, and eating wild woods is an adventure that is rewarding and fun!

This book is not just a book on wild edible plant identification; it is an all-inclusive user manual, all presented with Dr. Kallas' subtle sense of humor. This book covers more useful information than any of the other books in my collection. If I could have only one book on edible wild plants, it would be Dr. Kallas', period!
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on Aug. 29 2011
Format: Paperback
Although I'm new to edible foods, I must say this book has increased my curiosity even more. It is simply written and easy to understand. The photos are fantastic and I LOVE that it includes recipes. John Kallas has clearly included the kitchen sink in this book- you get much more than your money's worth! I recently had an edible food friend who looked at this book and said he was so impressed he wants to go get a copy of this book. If you are considering getting into the edible wild food scene more, I'd highly recommend you go get this book!
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By robert on Aug. 25 2010
Format: Paperback
I have been a student of wild plants, their uses for food and medicine, for over 40 years.
This is the BEST book on edible wild plants i have ever seen. The pictures at different stages of plant growth, and the recipes that are tested and tasty. Well done John!
Robert Rogers AHG
Grant MacEwan University
Edmonton Alberta
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kenn on May 12 2012
Format: Paperback
A classic show and tell guide that,in my opinion,is well worth the money. High quality photos, maps of where to find specific plants, alternate names for the same plant, which parts are edible, recipes, a section on nutritional values of wild plants, and much more. I also like the glossy paper that highlights the photos and gives a comfortable feel to the book. Some books focus on the United States, but this book also shows where in Canada these plants can be found. I'm looking forward to more volumes in the series.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Grant on April 7 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Great book for learning how to gather wild food. Not the typical 1 picture/illustration and 1 paragraph wild edible books out there. The author has devoted a chapter to each plant, covering all the life cycle of the plant. Which as I learned, is very important when harvesting parts when they are at their best :). Buy this book, you will not be disappointed. Although if you're a minimalist camper, this book might be to heavy to bring into the field.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Cameron on May 16 2011
Format: Paperback
My kids and I love this book. The kids like the section on "mild" greens best :) It has been the most useful resource that we have found so far in our beginner phase of foraging.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By carmenwithavon on April 17 2013
Format: Paperback
John says this is his first book in a series- I hope that's true because it is one of my favourite foraging books. Fabulous pictures- LOTS of info on individual plants. Worth the money!!
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Alain Giroux on Jan. 21 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Easy and interesting read. Fun to take on hikes etc. Extremely informative and we have already tried a few plants and they really tasted good:)
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.


Feedback