The Forager Handbook

The Forager Handbook: A Guide to the Edible Plants of Britain

Non-Fiction, Food & Drink, Home
Hardback Published on: 02/07/2009
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Miles Irving, an internationally renowned wild foods expert who has worked with some of the world's best chefs, reveals the how, why, what and where of foraging - lost art and way of life that is becoming increasingly popular as more and more of us pursue an eco-friendly, cost - effective and sustainable lifestyle. This ground-breaking handbook, complete with over 300 stunning photographs, tells you how to recognise the rich variety of wild food that surrounds us.

'Nature lovers and foodies alike will be overjoyed by this. Combining recipes and folklore, it's a great book for our time' -- The Independent On Sunday
'The definitive guide to foraging in the UK' -- Wall Street Journal
'A unique and authentic guide, assiduously researched, packed with information and enlivened with anecdotes' -- Country Kitchen
'The best on the market' -- ***** Reader review
'Superb' -- ***** Reader review
'Incredibly informative, wide ranging and precise. Very useful' -- ***** Reader review
'Wonderful' -- ***** Reader review
'Totally awesome' -- ***** Reader review
'Marvellous' -- ***** Reader review
'A gem' -- ***** Reader review


From wasteground to woodland, from clifftop to coastland, edible plants flourish year in, year out. Spring is when wild garlic flourishes in shady woodlands; summer is the time for marsh samphire in the salt-marshes; autumn heralds an abundance of fruits and nuts. Many of these plants - nettles, dandelions, fat hen, sorrel - grow so profusely they are considered a nuisance. Yet they offer fantastic food possibilities and are rich in nutrients.

Assiduously researched, packed with information and enlivened with anecdotes and more than 330 photographs, The Forager Handbook marks the way forward for the future of British food.
With recipes from award winning chefs, including Sam and Sam Clark, Mark Hix and Richard Corrigan, and coverage of techniques like drying, pickling and making cordials, this book will take readers on a voyage of discovery.

Foraging was something our ancestors did instinctively - this book truly connects us with our past and our future.

  • Publisher: Ebury Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780091913632
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Weight: 1037g
  • Dimensions: 254 x 195 x 32 mm

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