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Backyard Foraging

65 Familiar Plants You Didn't Know You Could Eat
Zachos, Ellen (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Trying to eat locally? Discover food in the plant life all around you. Learn to eat your way around the block! Your backyard or a nearby park or vacant lot might be rich with edible possibilities. The author leads you through harvesting etiquette, plant identification, and tips on how to eat the leaves, flowers, nuts, seeds, roots, and mushrooms that are there for the taking. Foraging is the fun, safe, and free way to eat locally.
Authors: Zachos, Ellen
Statement of Responsibility: Ellen Zachos
Title: Backyard foraging
65 familiar plants you didn't know you could eat
Publisher: North Adams, MA : Storey Pub., c2013
Characteristics: 239 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-228) and index
Contents: Getting Started, Identifying Habitats in the 'Hood: Ensuring safety ; Ethical harvesting.
Harvest With Care, You Don't Have to Sacrifice Your Scenery: Picking shoots and young foliage ; Foraging flowers, fruits, and nuts ; Digging roots and tubers ; Timing for taste.
Grazing Greens: Tasty Leaves and Stems
The Fruits of Nature's Labor: Edible Flowers and Fruits
Nature's Granola: Nuts and Seeds
Hidden Treasure: Roots, Tubers, and Rhizomes
Superstars: Plants With Many Edible Parts
Friendly Fungi: Five Easy Mushrooms
You Wouldn't Do This if it Didn't Taste Good, Preserving Advice and Basic Recipes: Freezing ; Dehydration ; Syrups, jams, and jellies ; Booze ; Baked goods and savory dishes ; Fruity miscellany ; Mushrooms ; Vendors of mushroom growing supplies ; Food preparation
Summary: Trying to eat locally? Discover food in the plant life all around you. Learn to eat your way around the block! Your backyard or a nearby park or vacant lot might be rich with edible possibilities. The author leads you through harvesting etiquette, plant identification, and tips on how to eat the leaves, flowers, nuts, seeds, roots, and mushrooms that are there for the taking. Foraging is the fun, safe, and free way to eat locally.
Subject Headings: Wild plants, Edible Identification Cooking (Wild foods)
Topical Term: Wild plants, Edible
Cooking (Wild foods)
LCCN: 2012043352
ISBN: 9781612120096
1612120091
Branch Call Number: 641.303 Z
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