The Forager's Calendar: A Seasonal Guide to Nature's Wild Harvests (Hardback)John Wright (author)
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From nettles and wild garlic to sea kale and rock samphire, John Wright’s expert seasonal guide is the perfect invitation to sample the wonderful free produce just beyond your doorstep. Charmingly presented and packed with interesting detail, it’s a bookshelf staple for anyone wanting to awaken or dust off their foraging skills.
Look out of your window, walk down a country path or go to the beach in Great Britain, and you are sure to see many wild species that you can take home and eat.
From dandelions in spring to sloe berries in autumn, via wild garlic, samphire, chanterelles and even grasshoppers, our countryside is full of edible delights in any season.
John Wright is the country's foremost expert in foraging and brings decades of experience, including as forager at the River Cottage, to this seasonal guide. Month by month, he shows us what species can be found and where, how to identify them, and how to store, use and cook them. You'll learn the stories behind the Latin names, the best way to tap a Birch tree, and how to fry an ant, make rosehip syrup and cook a hop omelette.
Fully illustrated throughout, with tips on kit, conservation advice and what to avoid, this is an indispensable guide for everyone interested in wild food, whether you want to explore the great outdoors, or are happiest foraging from your armchair.
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 810 g
Dimensions: 230 x 145 x 33 mm
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