Wild Edibles: A Practical Guide to Foraging, with Easy Identification of 60 Edible Plants and 67 Recipes (Paperback)

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Wild Edibles: A Practical Guide to Foraging, with Easy Identification of 60 Edible Plants and 67 Recipes (Paperback)

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Sergei Boutenko’s groundbreaking field guide to the art and science of foraging and preparing wild edible plants—includes 300+ photos of 60 plants

**An Amazon Editors' Pick -- Best Cookbooks, Food & Wine**

In Wild Edibles, Sergei Boutenko’s bestselling work on the art and science of live-food wildcrafting, readers will learn how to safely identify 60 delicious trailside weeds, herbs, fruits, and greens growing all around us. It also outlines basic rules for safe wild-food foraging and discusses poisonous plants, plant identification protocols, gathering etiquette, and conservation strategies. 
 
But the journey doesn’t end there.
 
Rooted in Boutenko’s robust foraging experience, botanary science, and fresh dietary perspectives, this practical companion gives hikers, backpackers, raw foodists, gardeners, chefs, foodies, DIYers, survivalists, and off-the-grid enthusiasts the necessary tools to transform their simple harvests into safe, delicious, and nutrient-rich recipes. Special features include:

  • 60 edible plant descriptions, most of them found worldwide
  • 300+ color photos that make plant identification easy and safe 
  • 67 tasty, high-nutrient plant-based recipes, including green smoothies, salads and salad dressings, spreads and crackers, main courses, juices, and sweets

For the wildly adventurous and playfully rebellious, Wild Edibles will expand your food options, providing readers with the inspiration and essential know-how to live more healthy (yet thrifty), more satisfying (yet sustainable) lives.
At age 15, SERGEI BOUTENKO collaborated with his family on their first book, Raw Family: A True Story of Awakening; he and his sister Valya went on to coauthor Eating without Heating: Favorite Recipes from Teens Who Love Raw Food and Fresh: The Ultimate Live-Food Cookbook. Boutenko holds a degree in communications from Southern Oregon University. A writer and educational filmmaker, he conducts seminars on healthy living worldwide. The author lives in Ashland, OR.
Product Details ISBN: 9781583946022
ISBN-10: 1583946020
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Publication Date: July 16th, 2013
Pages: 296
Language: English
Wild Edibles: A Practical Guide to Foraging, with Easy Identification of 60 Edible Plants and 67 Recipes has taught me that my backyard is full of free food! Way to go, Sergei.”
—John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market

Wild Edibles is a useful guide to foraging and includes information on identifying 60 edible plants. Many colorful photographs and line drawings are provided as well. The author also presents clear details on which wild plants are poisonous and not edible. Vegan recipes using these foods are included. For example, you can whip up a Wild Amaranth Smoothie or prepare Wild Daily Salad, Sow Thistle Pesto, Sheep Sorrel Soup, Marinated Fiddleheads, or Roasted Veggies with Burdock.”
Vegetarian Journal

“All of the books written by the Boutenko family provide valuable insight into diet and natural health, which inspires us and helps us move through our crazy lifestyle as professional musicians. Sergei’s new book is no exception. Thanks to Wild Edibles: A Practical Guide to Foraging, with Easy Identification of 60 Edible Plants and 67 Recipes, we can now eat even healthier on tour! By conscious eating we take care of our bodies and the entire world.”
—Rodrigo y Gabriela

“This book is clear, concise, and thoughtfully written for both novice foragers and those who know a thing or two. … Included along with identification are uses, nutritional information (very detailed), helpful tips, identification tricks, cautionary advise about look-alikes, and flavor. [Boutenko] also includes conservation and gathering etiquette. … His enthusiasm for foraging and eating healthfully while respecting the earth comes through on every page.”
Fiddlehead Foraging blog