Summer Reading Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | June 20, 2014

Lauren Owen: IMG The Other Vampire



It's a wild and thundery night. Inside a ramshackle old manor house, a beautiful young girl lies asleep in bed. At the window, a figure watches... Continue »

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$16.95
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Beaverton Nature Studies- Wild Edible Plants
2 Burnside - Bldg. 2 BOTNY- EDIBLE PLA1D
1 Home & Garden Cooking and Food- Wild Foods
10 Remote Warehouse Gardening- Landscape and Design
14 Remote Warehouse Nature Studies- Botany

More copies of this ISBN

Backyard Foraging: 65 Familiar Plants You Didn't Know You Could Eat

by

Backyard Foraging: 65 Familiar Plants You Didn't Know You Could Eat Cover

ISBN13: 9781612120096
ISBN10: 1612120091
All Product Details

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

You don't need to trek into the forest to forage edible plants. Ideal for first-time foragers, this book features 70 edible weeds, flowers, mushrooms, and ornamental plants typically found in urban or suburban neighborhoods. You'll be amazed by how many of the plants you see each day are actually nutritious edibles! Full-color photographs make identification easy, and tips on where certain plants are likely to be found, how to avoid pollution and pesticides, and how to recognize the plants you should never harvest make foraging as safe and simple as stepping into your own backyard.

Review:

"Foraging is all the culinary rage these days, but the idea of harvesting backyard ‘shrooms for use in store-bought pasta and salads may be off putting to those scared of severe hallucinations. But Zachos, who leads foraging walks and teaches at the New York Botanical Garden, ushers the reader safely through the foliage where ants and beetles roam and into the enlightened land, where sheep sorrel, chickweed, dandelion, sumac, and prickly pear become edible parts on the most discerning palate. Unfamiliar edibles are described at length, with instructions for their harvest and preparation time when cooking. With such wholesome food comes also vindication: our parents really were wrong when they said we couldn't eat acorns. (Mar.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Review:

"[An] impressively comprehensive guide by horticulturist Zachos, who stresses the 'ease and elegance' of foraging familiar plants — greens, fruits, nuts, seeds, tubers, and fungi — in yards and nearby environs....Eye-catching sidebars on legality, quick plant identification, food-preparation tips, and more accompany the main text, which is abundantly illustrated with full-color photos throughout." Booklist

Review:

"There is a food frontier nine steps from your backdoor, and Ellen Zachos is giving a tour. In this beautiful and accessible guidebook, she introduces us to the culinary use of a wealth of free, exotic, and gourmet produce that almost nobody knew existed." Samuel Thayer, Author of Nature's Garden and The Forager's Harvest

Review:

"This is the book I had when I first got interested in eating 'wild'." Gary Lincoff, Instructor, New York Botanical Garden and Author of The Joy of Foraging

Review:

"A worthy and eye-opening addition to anyone's personal wild food library." John Kallas, director of Wild Food Adventures

Review:

"Suddenly, a walk through the garden becomes a treasure hunt." Daniel Klein, chef, film producer, and founder of The Perennial Plate

Synopsis:

Eat Your Way Around the Block

Discover food in the plant life all around you: your backyard, your front yard, or a nearby park or vacant lot might be rich with edible possibilities. Ellen Zachos, an experienced foraging guide, safely leads you through harvesting etiquette, plant identification, and tips on how to eat the leaves, flowers, nuts, seeds, roots, and mushrooms that are there for the taking. Foraging — the fun, safe, and free way to eat locally.

About the Author

Ellen Zachos leads foraging walks and currently teaches at the New York Botanical Garden, where she received her certification in Commercial Horticulture and Ethnobotany. She writes two blogs, which can be found at downanddirtygardening.com and gardenbytes.com and has written numerous gardening books and contributed to publications including Horticulture and Better Homes & Gardens.

Table of Contents

Introduction

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 1 comment:

Lorna, April 14, 2013 (view all comments by Lorna)
Who knew that my beautyberry could be eaten by me and not just the goldfinches. This book is great because it explains when, how and what to harvest of common landscape plants. The author chooses plants because they taste good. I appreciate the details and wish that she maybe included a few more plants. Her advice about where to harvest and chemical contamination is very good. Great book!
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(1 of 1 readers found this comment helpful)

Product Details

ISBN:
9781612120096
Author:
Zachos, Ellen
Publisher:
Storey Publishing
Subject:
Gardening-Landscape and Design
Subject:
Plants
Subject:
HOUSE & HOME / Sustainable Living
Subject:
GARDENING / Ornamental Plants
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20130331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9 x 7 in

Other books you might like

  1. Doodlepedia: Doodle and Discover a... New Trade Paper $12.99
  2. Doodlepedia: Wow: An Amazing World... New Trade Paper $12.99
  3. Doodlepedia: Animal Antics New Trade Paper $12.99
  4. Edible Wild Plants: Wild Foods from... New Trade Paper $24.99
  5. The Forager's Harvest: A Guide to...
    New Trade Paper $22.95
  6. Fat of the Land: Adventures of a...
    Used Hardcover $10.50

Related Subjects

Cooking and Food » By Ingredient » Wild Foods
History and Social Science » Politics » General
Home and Garden » Gardening » Landscape and Design
Home and Garden » Sustainable Living » General
Reference » Sale Books
Science and Mathematics » Botany » Edible Plants
Science and Mathematics » Botany » Ethnobotany and Useful Plants
Science and Mathematics » Botany » General
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Botany
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Featured Titles
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Wild Edible Plants

Backyard Foraging: 65 Familiar Plants You Didn't Know You Could Eat New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$16.95 In Stock
Product details 240 pages Storey Publishing - English 9781612120096 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Foraging is all the culinary rage these days, but the idea of harvesting backyard ‘shrooms for use in store-bought pasta and salads may be off putting to those scared of severe hallucinations. But Zachos, who leads foraging walks and teaches at the New York Botanical Garden, ushers the reader safely through the foliage where ants and beetles roam and into the enlightened land, where sheep sorrel, chickweed, dandelion, sumac, and prickly pear become edible parts on the most discerning palate. Unfamiliar edibles are described at length, with instructions for their harvest and preparation time when cooking. With such wholesome food comes also vindication: our parents really were wrong when they said we couldn't eat acorns. (Mar.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Review" by , "[An] impressively comprehensive guide by horticulturist Zachos, who stresses the 'ease and elegance' of foraging familiar plants — greens, fruits, nuts, seeds, tubers, and fungi — in yards and nearby environs....Eye-catching sidebars on legality, quick plant identification, food-preparation tips, and more accompany the main text, which is abundantly illustrated with full-color photos throughout."
"Review" by , "There is a food frontier nine steps from your backdoor, and Ellen Zachos is giving a tour. In this beautiful and accessible guidebook, she introduces us to the culinary use of a wealth of free, exotic, and gourmet produce that almost nobody knew existed."
"Review" by , "This is the book I had when I first got interested in eating 'wild'."
"Review" by , "A worthy and eye-opening addition to anyone's personal wild food library."
"Review" by , "Suddenly, a walk through the garden becomes a treasure hunt."
"Synopsis" by , Eat Your Way Around the Block

Discover food in the plant life all around you: your backyard, your front yard, or a nearby park or vacant lot might be rich with edible possibilities. Ellen Zachos, an experienced foraging guide, safely leads you through harvesting etiquette, plant identification, and tips on how to eat the leaves, flowers, nuts, seeds, roots, and mushrooms that are there for the taking. Foraging — the fun, safe, and free way to eat locally.

spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.