An important book for any wild food library. Essential if you are from the western coast. In fact, no matter where you are in North America, you could benefit from this book. There is even a really good 25 page section on pacific coast sea vegetables. The reason this book is so good is that Margit is knowledgeable and honest. She explains about each plant, tells you what she used it for, and how she prepared it. She gives you valuable tips, tells you what worked for her and what did not. She Margit even has a section called “Greens I Have Given Up Trying to Like.” And while everyone has their own taste sensibilities, it is refreshing to hear something real. This is not a field guide for ‘identifying’ the plants. The illustration’s are by Rose Craig are often quite good, but like other books with line drawings, only help if they are supplemented by good photographs. Other chapter titles include, “Poisonous Plants”, “Edible Blossoms”, “Berries”, “Nuts”, “Greens and Other Vegetables”, “Mushrooms and Mushrooming”, “Teas, Seasonings, and Medicinal Plants” and “Trail Nibbles”. Recommended as a part of a wild food library!
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