The Forager Handbook: A Guide to the Edible Plants of Britain
By Miles Irving
This wonderful guide to the world of Britain’s wild ingredients is a most enlightening read, a way to get the most out of the food you eat, truly being in tune nature through your eating habits. You will have the satisfaction of eating foods that you are more intimate with, this book providing all of the information you need to start you on this journey.
The book begins with an introduction into the concepts of foraging, and some general details on the parts of the plant to be eaten, including the flower, which on certain plants can have a surprising amount of flavour. The hazards of foraging, and how to be safe are detailed, along with when and where to look. Not just flowering plants, but many ferns and seaweeds are also edible. The types of dishes that are best to use for particular foraged foods are also detailed, with a sprinkling of detailed recipes from some of Britain’s forager chefs.
A comprehensive documentation of all the edible plants you could possibly ever need to consider, with both the familiar and not-so-familiar. An index of chefs is also included, plus a “wild food directory” with all the contacts one could ever need to find out more about how to get the most out of Britain’s foraged foods.
Bring this book home to those who care about where their food comes from and want to do more to engage in this life-long invaluable skill.
Dimensions: H:25.4cm, W:19.1cm, D:3.6cm