An excellent starter book on the food that can be harvested for
free from the countryside. It's a small book,
small enough to fit into a large pocket.
The book covers many wild food sources. Fruits, nuts,
leaves, petals, seafood, mushrooms and even road kill! You won't
become self-sufficient overnight by reading this book but it
will inspire and inform you sufficiently to take the first steps
in looking at the countryside as a free source of food.
At only £6.99 this book gives you the basics of what
wild food is freely available to the likes of you and me.
We took it
out with us on a walk and were truly surprised at how many plant
leaves and berries we could identify with the book's help.
The section on nuts, seeds and roots was
particularly fascinating. The number of edible, readily available
sources of food which this book identifies is truly staggering.
Whilst very interesting, the sections on fungi and
road kill didn't quite convince us that these are safe sources of
food for the amateur! But they make an interesting read without
doubt. Did you know that if you kill a wild animal with your car it
is not legal to take it away? But if another driver kills a wild
animal then you are free to take it and cook it.
Returning to the fungi section, it's clear that
there are a few out there that can seriously damage your health. But
this book gives you the inspiration to take the next step and maybe
study the subject in more detail.
At £6.99 this book represents excellent value. It's a great starter
on what food sources are available in your back garden. It's pocket
sized so it you can take it with you any time you take a walk in the
countryside. Many of the plants are illustrated in full colour which
helps identification no end. We recommend this book with no
Published By: National Trust Books
First Published: 2008
Author: Jane Eastoe
Title: Wild Food
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