Edible Wild Plants – Wild Foods from Dirt to Plate (from the Wild Food Adventure Series)
So many times we walk past plants growing wild that we have no idea what they are. What if there is a use for them? What if they are edible? This knowledge could change everything we know about “weeding”. Author, John Kallas, PHD, shows many of the edible plants growing wild throughout the United States. When I say shows, I mean it. There are numerous full color photographs of each plant included in the book.
Kallas also shows the perfect stages of growth to utilize these wild plants. He gives uses and even recipes for items found in what I like to call God’s grocery store. I can say I have personally seen and pulled up many of these edibles from my yard not knowing I could take my harvest straight to the kitchen and use them. Think about how many groceries we have simply yanked up and thrown away without having proper knowledge of what they are. There is so much nutritional value available right outside your door. Get “Edible Wild Plants” and quit wasting free food.
Imagine what you could do with eighteen delicious new greens in your dining arsenal including purslane, chickweed, curly dock, wild spinach, sorrel, and wild mustard.
John Kallas makes it fun and easy to learn about foods you’ve unknowingly passed by all your life. Through gorgeous photographs, playful, but authoritative text, and ground-breaking design he gives you the knowledge and confidence to finally begin eating and enjoying edible wild plants.
Edible Wild Plants divides plants into four flavor categories — foundation, tart, pungent, and bitter. Categorizing by flavor helps readers use these greens in pleasing and predictable ways. According to the author, combining elements from these different categories makes the best salads.
This field guide is essential for anyone wanting to incorporate more natural and whole foods into their diet. First ever nutrient tables that directly compare wild foods to domesticated greens are included. Whether looking to enhance a diet or identify which plants can be eaten for survival, the extensive information on wild foods will help readers determine the appropriate stage of growth and how to properly prepare these highly nutritious greens.
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