Edible Wild Plants, Volume 2
By John Kallas, PhD
2023 • Gibbs Smith
This new volume 2, like the first, is a user-friendly, pictorially based guide providing all you need to know to start genuinely enjoying wild foods. It helps readers successfully identify plants, develop gathering strategies, and learn preparation and cooking techniques.
All books in this series are designed to teach you things you can actually apply, help you identify edible plants at any stage of growth, give you close up full color photographs of the edible parts at the optimal stages of growth, and show you fun and tasty things to do with them. It lays a foundation and covers plants you are likely to come across on a daily basis no matter where you are in North America or Europe. It covers those plants in the kind of detail that you need to genuinely know and understand them. It clarifies and explains concepts poorly understood and commonly mis-represented in the wild food literature. Once you receive it, compare its coverage of any plant side-by-side to that same plant in any other book ever written. That comparison will reveal the value of this book, and represents what I will continue to do in future books.
Following volume 1’s success, volume 2 continues to help you understand the value and potential of wild foods. This book has 460 photographs and illustrations, fun and authoritative text, focused attention on plant details, nutrient tables, range maps, recipes, and a plethora of additional preparation and cooking tips. In this substantial 416 page book, author John Kallas gives you the knowledge and confidence needed to enjoy edible wild plants as a part of your regular diet.
This second volume of Edible Wild Plants adds 18 additional plants, their relatives and look-a-likes in 15 plant chapters to the overall collection of plants covered in volume 1. This book makes it delightfully exciting to learn about and experiment with known wild foods that will be useful to all, from beginners to advanced foragers.
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