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Billy Joe Tatum's Wild Foods Cookbook and Field Guide Billy Joe Tatum's
Wild Foods Cookbook and Field Guide

by Billy Joe Tatum
Paperback (1985)
A compact field reference for campers, and a robust cookbook for all lovers of natural foods.   It includes an illustrated guide identifying 70 wild plants and a collection of 350 recipes for serving up the forager's finds.   For all regions.  A reader from Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1998
The Foraging Gourmet The Foraging Gourmet
by Katie Letcher Lyle
Paperback (1997)
Cooking Editor's Recommended Book  -   As Katie Letcher Lyle says, "The thrill of foraging is getting something for nothing."   And, as she points out, it often does take you to beautiful places, from sandy beaches to wild flower-filled meadows and cool woods.   Lyle crams a substantial amount into this field guide and cookbook.   For 55 edibles, you learn what to look for, supported by drawings and some color photos, plus history, lore, and a recipe or two for each wild treasure.   This book seems sturdy enough to survive many seasons in your backpack.   Written for an American audience, it can also serve foragers in Canada and, to some degree, Europe, as it includes mushrooms, fruits, and greens found in this milieu as well.
Wild Roots:
A Forager's Guide to the Edible and Medicinal Roots, Tubers, Corms, and Rhizomes of North America

by Doug Elliott
Paperback (1995)
For more than two decades the author's gathered roots nad herbs and plant lore throughout North America: his experience is packed in a profile of wild roots which includes botanical and common names, natural lore, and practical information on root usage.
Stalking the Healthful Herbs Stalking the Healthful Herbs
by Euell Gibbons, Raymond Rose
Paperback (1989)
A handful of crushed pennyroyal rubbed on exposed skin will keep mosquitoes away.   A half-cup of violet-leaf greens has as much Vitamin C as four oranges.   Lemonade flavored with a jigger of borage juice is an especially cooling drink.   The roots of Queen Anne's lace will do for a meal in an emergency.   That insatiable stalker of the wildlings, Euell Gibbons, has been out hunting again.  New York Times Book Review, 1964
Stalking the Wild Asparagus Stalking the Wild Asparagus
by Euell Gibbons, Margaret Schroeder, John McPhee
Paperback (1987)
STALKING THE WILD ASPARAGUS was a bible of the environmental movement -- as well as a primer for anyone interested in healthy, inexpensive eating.  Boston Globe, 1967
Euell Gibbons was one of the few people in this country to devote a considerable part of his life to the adventure of "living off the land."   His greatest pleasure was seeking out wild plants, which he made into delicious dishes.   The plants he gathers and prepares in this book are widely available everywhere in North America.   There are recipes for delicious vegetable and casserole dishes, breads, cakes, and twenty different pies.   He also shows how to make numerous jellies, jams, teas, and wines, and how to sweeten them with wild honey or homemade maple syrup.  From the Publisher

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