Eating Wild Japan: Tracking the Culture of Foraged Foods, with a Guide to Plants and Recipes
By Winifred Bird, Paul Poynter (Illustrated by)
2021 • Stone Bridge Press
A delicious collection of essays, recipes, and practical plant information exploring Japan's thriving culture of foraged foods.
From bracken to butterbur to "princess" bamboo, some of Japan's most iconic foods are foraged, not grown, in its forests, fields, and coastal waters--yet most Westerners have never heard of them.
In this book, journalist Winifred Bird eats her way from one end of the country to the other in search of the hidden stories of Japan's wild foods, the people who pick them, and the places whose histories they've shaped.
"A beautiful and thoughtful exploration of the deep relationship--past and present--between people and wild plants in one of the world's richest foraging regions."—Samuel Thayer, author of Incredible Wild Edibles and The Forager's Harvest
Tags: Books, food writing, foraging, japanese