Food for Free: 50th Anniversary Edition (Hardback)
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Food for Free: 50th Anniversary Edition (Hardback)

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Hardback 288 Pages
Published: 15/09/2022
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Waterstones Says

This completely revised and updated edition of Mabey's brilliantly clear foraging field guide introduces over a hundred edible wild foods together with mouth-watering recipes and interesting history, alongside a new foreword from the author.

This fully updated special edition of the classic complete guide to the edible species that grow around us includes a new foreword from the author and a plate section with identification guides for all major species.

Originally published in 1972, Richard Mabey's classic foraging guide has never been out of print since. Food for Free is a complete guide to help you safely identify edible species that grow around us, together with detailed field identification notes and recipes.

In this stunning 50th anniversary edition, Richard Mabey's updated text is accompanied by a wealth of practical information on identifying, collecting, cooking and preparing, as well as history and folklore. Informative illustrations of key species by expert botanical artists are included in a colour plate section. Beautifully written and produced in a new, readable format, Food for Free will inspire us to be more self-sufficient and make use of the natural resources around us to enhance our lives.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008543105
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 520 g
Dimensions: 240 x 159 x 28 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

‘Food for Free is a life-enhancing classic. That it is erudite and charming as well as practical and accurate is a testament to Richard Mabey’s great gift as a biographer of our natural heritage. It remains the best possible antidote to the over-processed and the pre-packaged.’ Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall ‘The forager's bible continues to inspire and enthral.’ Scottish Field ‘Still a classic’ Financial Times ‘Armed with this guide, this month you could be sampling the simple pleasures of eating a fleshy Hottentot fig straight from a Devon clifftop, making elderflower fritters gathered from the hedgerows or frying fairy-ring champignons picked off your lawn. With its charming painted illustrations, it is a book to savour in itself.’ Devon Life

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“A beautiful and fascinating read”

I'll start with an admission: this is not the sort of book I usually read and I haven't read the previous edition so can't compare it to that.
However I am so pleased I have received this book. I got it... More

Hardback edition
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“Very interesting and practical. Great book!”

Not only is it a brilliant reference book with lots of pictures and detailed descriptions, but it is also a very interesting and enjoyable read. Also I liked that the book included recipes you could try.

Hardback edition
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“A survivalist's dream.”

This is a fantastic edition of Collins' Food for Free. It's easily pocket size and has a nice plastic water-proof (or at least splash-proof) cover to it. Ideal for use in the great outdoors. The book looks... More

Paperback edition
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