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Nature's Restaurant: Fields, Forests & Wetlands Foods of Eastern North America by [Mills, David G.]
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Length: 918 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled Page Flip: Enabled
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This is a book on the greens, roots, seeds, grains, nuts and mushrooms you can find and eat in Eastern North America from fields, forests, wetlands and even urban environments. It is based on over four decades of my personal experience, and about three decades of continuous research. This is a good book both for the beginner who wants to identify, learn about, and incorporate some good tasting and nutritious wild foods in their diet, and for the more experienced who want a reference book.

Nature's Restaurant also includes detailed instructions for growing these wild foods in your own garden. How to start from seed, transplant, propagate cuttings, maintain and harvest. Different methods for growing each plant are discussed, and what my personal experiences are - both positive and negative. All methods used are organic, and I also let you know if the plant is best grown in a "no-till" or tilled garden situation.

This is a detailed, content rich, large book with approximately 850 pages, 400 photos, maps and diagrams. There are over 600 internal links for simplifying navigation in such a large document. In each entry, on each plant it has the common names, the Latin name with a link, what to look for, the season to find it, where to find it, what might look like it, how to use it for food and cook it, information on growing that plant at home, a description table for the plant, links to recipes, links to photos on the web, links to distribution maps, included distribution maps and many entries have photos or drawings included as well.

At the beginning of the book, there are three sections: one is, "Basic Rules and Cautions", that teach you the do's and don'ts when foraging for wild food, next is, "Important Notes when Identifying" to help you make use of the descriptions, and the third is, "Dangerous Plants to Avoid Touching", a must-read section for knowing how to avoid dangerous plants you could encounter, and where they most likely will be found.

This book also includes many plants that are commonly used as wild food plants that I advise to not eat and why.

Instead of just being an electronic print text of a paper book, this book also makes use of the constantly updated information available on the web by use of well over 4,000 external links. When you see a highlighted and underlined word, click on it and it opens a new page in your web browser to show you pictures on Google or Bing Images, take you to definitions on Wikipedia, shows you distribution maps or useful diagrams. Since this information is always being updated, and new pictures being added, this book links you to the most up to date information every time you use it.

Nature's Restaurant is designed to work best on a device like a computer, laptop or tablet where you can read the book from the free Kindle for PC reader, and where there is a web browser. You can use it as well on a dedicated reader - it is at its core a stand-alone book, but be aware, if there isn't a browser on the same device, the external links will not be able to open the linked page.

When creating Nature's Restaurant, my goal was for it to be a cornerstone to exploring the wide world of edible wild plants, trees, shrubs and mushrooms. Enjoy.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 50573 KB
  • Print Length: 918 pages
  • Publisher: David G. Mills; First Edition edition (Feb. 13 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #352,973 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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