Euell Gibbons was one of the few people in this country to devote a considerable part of his life to the adventure of "living off the land." His greatest pleasure was seeking out wild plants, which he made into delicious dishes. The plants he gathers and prepares in this book are widely available everywhere in North America. There are recipes for delicious vegetable and casserole dishes, breads, cakes, and twenty different pies. He also shows how to make numerous jellies, jams, teas, and wines, and how to sweeten them with wild honey or homemade maple syrup.
I lived very close to the forest on a small island in B.C. for 10 years. I wouldnt be able to make use of this book because its all wordsPublished 20 months ago by Robert MacDonald
Very disappointed in this book, I expected a lot more edible weeds, pictures to recognize them, rather than recipes. Read morePublished on Aug. 4 2012 by Catherine
I find the contrived home-spun common sense and naivety of contemporary books to be irritating, but with Euell Gibbons as the narrator I'm taken back to a simpler era (which may... Read morePublished on March 25 2003 by Malleus
Whether you'd ever eat cattails, tap maple trees, or bring home 'possum for dinner, Euell Gibbons will change how you see a lawn, roadside, or forest -- forever.Published on Nov. 5 1998
Of all of Gibbon's books that I read as a kid, I think this was his very best work. Stalking the Wild Asparagus\Heathfull herbs, were the first two books that went into any... Read morePublished on Jan. 15 1998