Along roadsides and trails, wild plants blaze out their glory: in hedgerows and marshes their more retiring relatives bloom modestly. The wild harvest is there for the taking, delicious, unusual, sure to please the inquiring palate. Ninety-five species are captured in this intriguing book -- in photographs and in words. How to use them, where to find them, what to watch for -- and special cautions when a plant is difficult to digest, unusually pungent, or easy to confuse with a poisonous relative. The book is organised by season to help the amateur gatherer identify the species. Sumac candies anyone? Acornburgers perhaps? Wild Strawberry tea or Wild Leek pickles to add interest to your diet? This field guide will fascinate nature lovers and gourmets alike.
E Barrie Kavasch