Edible Wild Plants: Wild Foods From Dirt to Plate Paperback – May 18 2010
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From the Back Cover
Edible Wild Plants provides what you really need to know to have your own wild food adventures. Whether a beginner or advanced wild food aficionado, gardener, chef, botanist, nutritionist, scientist, or a dieter with special needs, this book is for you. Author John Kallas gives you unprecedented details, maps, simple explanations, and multiple close-up photographs of every plant covered at every important stage of growth. You learn that a plant is not only edible but when, why, and how it is. He can turn you into a successful, well-fed, and happy forager anywhere in North America.
For more information on this book, other publications by John Kallas, and wild foods in general, see www.wildfoodadventures.com
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.
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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!
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
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Bought this as a gift for a family member, along with "The Forager's Harvest". Both books are indispensable and are used regularly and as a reference. Well worth it.Published 2 days ago by GreyChick
Excellent book by a very knowledgeable author. Great range of geographical areas for a wide range of edible plants.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Exactly what I wanted. Detailed careful instructions, great pictures of the plants at many different stages of growth - really it's perfectPublished 4 months ago by Khm75
High quality book. You can really tell how much time and effort when into developing this book! Highly recommended for any forager. Worth any price.Published 10 months ago by P.A.
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