The Bay Area Forager

The Bay Area Forager

Your Guide to Edible Wild Plants of the San Francisco Bay Area

Book - 2011
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Reading this guidebook is like taking a wild foods walk with foraging experts Mia Andler and Kevin Feinstein: it gives practical advice for gathering edible wild plants in the Bay Area in a voice that is friendly and suffused with rich personal knowledge. The authors provide thorough descriptions of where to find each of the region's most readily available plants, and they give clear instructions for harvesting them responsibly. Large, detailed photographs help readers to identify plants easily. Also included are mouth-watering recipes such as cattail crêpes, cherry laurel cordial, fiddlehead fusilli, and rosehip soup. Ideal for any experience level, The Bay Area Forager invites readers to deepen their relationship with their environment.
Publisher: Walnut Creek, California : The Foraging Society Press, [2011]
ISBN: 9780615496122
Characteristics: xi, 320 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Feinstein, Kevin - Author


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Jun 26, 2017

As a person who has lived in the bay area for most of her life, I think this book is a great introduction to foraging and the wild world around us. I found it to be preachy, or too personal at times, when the author shares his (or his wife's) passion on certain subjects. Barring that, enjoyable.


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