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Food For Free

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Over 100 edible plants are listed, fully illustrated and described, together with recipes and other fascinating details on their use throughout the ages. uk and we will contact you to make suitable arrangements to either refund the sale or replace the faulty goods. First Edition, with 8 coloured plates and 148 monochrome illustrations in the text; original green cloth, gilt back, green endpapers, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. This little pocket book has a nice menu of freely available foodstuffs and recipes to include them in. Richard Mabey’s fully-revised text will be accompanied by stunning photographs, new recipes and a wealth of practical information on collecting, cooking and preparing.

Fully updated, 50th Anniversary, edition of the classic complete guide to the edible species of the UK that introduced foraging to generations of naturalists. It has been many times reissued in a variety of formats but the original edition is very scarce indeed in anything like this condition. He won wide acclaim on the publication of the original Food for Free in 1972 - which has never been out of print since - and again with the publication of the full-colour edition in 1989. Great for herbs and berries, a little scant on mushrooms but you'd probably turn to mushroom-specific guides for that, and a nice addition of seaweeds and shellfish.As the book suggests itself, a proper, photograph-laden field guide is best used as an accompaniment, particularly for the Mushroom section, which is the only section I have yet to successfully forage from, but alternative recipes for Dandelion Roots (Japanese style), Hawthorn Berries and Rosehips have yielded some wholesome, if not entirely tasty, results and I have successfully identified many seaweeds but not eaten them as they were found near pollution outflows. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice.

A regular commentator on the radio and in the national press, he is also a Director of the arts and conservation charity Common Ground and Vice-President of the Open Spaces Society. Apparently thistle makes “one of the best salads that is eaten, and surpasses even the finest cabbage” and you can make ‘nettle haggis’ too!About as much information as it's possible to fit into a very small book which you can carry with you when out and about. Ebooks fulfilled through Glose cannot be printed, downloaded as PDF, or read in other digital readers (like Kindle or Nook). A complete guide to help you safely identify edible species that grow around us, together with detailed artworks, field identification notes and recipes. Photography and illustrated with in depth descriptions it is a great little pocket book for anyone I was recommended this by a friend and I am so grateful for the advice. I knew that the berries grow in clusters at the end of shoots but did not know that the older shoots die after two or three years' cropping.

For all ebook purchases, you will be prompted to create an account or login with your existing HarperCollins username and password. The older 1976 version, that I picked up much later, from a rural book fair in the Fenlands, I love because it has old pen and ink drawings, and eight whole pages where these drawings have actually been coloured in! Beautifully illustrated and written, 'Food for Free' will inspire you to take more notice of the natural harvest that surrounds us, learn how to make use of it and conserve it for future generations. Each of the 240 types of fruit, nuts, flowers, seaweed, fungi and shellfish featured has its own field identification notes. Mabey catalogues and details the edible roots, stems, leaves, flowers and fruits of all-but-forgotten common plants.To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Beautifully illustrated, beautifully written and produced in a new, larger format 'Food for Free' is designed to inspire us to take more notice of what is around us, how we can make use of it and how we can conserve it for future generations.

He is the author of the groundbreaking book on foraging in the countryside Food for Free and the editor of The Oxford Book of Nature Writing. For example, I knew that rosehips Rosa canina contain 20 times more vitamin C than oranges but did not know that in 1941 the Ministry of Health in Britain distributed rosehip syrup to families. Stinging nettles are a versatile ingredient and have high levels of Vitamin A and C, iron, and lots of protein! This is a great reference book with interesting descriptions of edible plants (and some poisonous) accompanied with very pretty illustrations in colour (eleven artists contributed).A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a small nick to the head of the lower panel at the join. I Will be viewing my surroundings in a whole different light now as I start to become aware of each species and their uses. Among his many other acclaimed publications are Gilbert White (Whitbread Biography of the Year) and the ground-breaking, award-winning best-seller Flora Britannica.

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