• Edible Wild Plants for Beginners

  • A Comprehensive Guide to Foraging Wild Edible Plants and Some of the Best Nutritious Recipes
  • By: Rachel Smith
  • Narrated by: Ben Herold
  • Length: 3 hrs and 20 mins
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars (25 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Are you tired of commercially cultivated foods? Would you like to adopt a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle? Do you want to contribute your quota to improving the environment?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this is the book for you! You have just found your comprehensive guide to foraging for edible wild plants. At this point, you're probably wondering, "What are wild plants?"

Well, you are about to find out. Not only are wild plants beautiful, easy to source, and incredibly packed with nutrients, but they are also your ticket to sustainable organic eating. Edible Wild Plants for Beginners contains all the must-know information and guidance you need to start sourcing your own food in the same way as the native people did. With this book, you can explore the world of wild plants and herbs to your satisfaction.

  • Learn about the tastiest edible wild plants that will make an excellent addition to your meals
  • Master plenty of easy-to-make recipes with instructions
  • Discover the profiles of the most common edible wild plants, some of which you may already know
  • Learn excellent harvesting and preservation techniques to keep your wild plants fresh

So click the Buy Now button and set yourself on the path to becoming a self-sustaining forager living a healthy lifestyle and helping the environment in their own way!

©2021 Rachel Smith (P)2021 Rachel Smith

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I would highly recommend this book.

I would highly recommend this book. I actually bought several books by different authors, so I would have multiple sources to make sure that I was picking what I was hoping to pick as the appearance of plants often does change over time!

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Perfect

I especially appreciate the guide to look-alike plants, with photos and information for being sure to tell them apart. The carefully chosen photos are key. Also I really appreciate him including photos of the different morphs of the plants. I am thrilled to get to know so much about these plants!

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Informative

It’s full of recipes and instructions on how gather, prepare to cook each plant. Important book to own, but maybe not first Choice for bushcraft or bugging out.

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That means they adapt and routinely cross those boundaries we conveniently set, for ourselves - perhaps not as abundantly as we expect, when we expect, but few regions we're likely to visit, won't support at least Some of these delicious, nutritious foods...must-haves for me.

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Understandable

These books provide a lot of information about fewer plants than most field guides, but it's absorbable information that can be expanded with experience, yet returned to time and again. As with typing and other skills, accuracy is more important in the beginning. Speed or numbers develop later.

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As good as it gets...

The author's education in nutrition and botany has given him the ability to enhance both. The nutritional information included is worth the price of the book.

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Fantastic Starting Point

This is the most detailed book on plant foraging that I have seen to date. He limits his focus to a certain number of plants instead of trying to give tidbits on everything out there. It is very well organized. Easy to understand explanations, makes this the perfect book to start with for any wild plant enthusiast.

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The author book will quickly help you feel that you are in the hands of a competent mentor making you fully ready to personally experience the adventure of gathering and using wild edibles with confidence. My wife and I have already used the book to enhance some of our meals with what we found readily available, and look forward to continuing to experience it all.

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This is your book

Everyone who loves nature and likes to know what they are walking around, and if it's edible- this is your book!

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Edible Wild Plants is a great resource. It's especially useful for edible wild plants that commonly grow in North American lawns and gardens as "weeds." That said, I disagree with the reviewer who said it's "The only edible plant book you need."

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  • Niamh
  • 11-07-21

I love it

I love the fact that he describes what the flower, the stem the leaves, and the roots look like for each plant, even the smell. It gives you more than one characteristic of the plant to check out, which is important.

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  • Charlotte
  • 11-07-21

Very inspirational.

It has lots of clear written information, a comprehensive glossary, an index, and nice drawings of leaf types. I would love Sergei to make a field book to take out with me, this one is too nice to get mucky.

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  • Perry
  • 11-06-21

Focused and Relevant

This book focuses on the most common types of weeds that you can eat across America. However, unlike other books, it goes into very great detail about each one, including how palatable the weed is. Previous to this, I was under the impression that all weeds were probably as pungent of an experience as dandelion.

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  • Brandon
  • 11-06-21

Learned a lot from this book.

The book is extremely relevant because the weeds it encompasses grow everywhere and are the most common greens in the area other than grass. I was flabbergasted to find out that I had been weeding plants out of my garden that tasted better than the ones I was trying to grow.

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  • Wong
  • 11-05-21

Just amazing

I am happy to have it for the information and quality photographs and info provided, plus for the few plants details that I am still learning. I could never see it not being part of my collection, it is good to book and well worth ordering!

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  • O'Brien
  • 11-04-21

Well done!

It also tells how best to prepare the wild edible. There is also a map of where you can forage it in the US. All I can say is that I wish I had purchased this book first!

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  • McCarthy
  • 11-03-21

Really impressed.

Really impressed by the quality of this book. Just a note, the pages are super thick, glossy, almost water /tear-resistant, and this makes the book super heavy.

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  • Harley
  • 11-02-21

A well-written book

As a good read, it is written in a style that keeps the reader interested. There are a lot of facts to learn about the different plants listed. I'm talking beyond the identification characteristics, such as what parts to harvest, when, and how to best use them for food.

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  • Hopkins
  • 11-02-21

Good

Lots of good information in it. This is not the book of a million plants, this is a book about teaching you how to approach wild edibles that are easily recognizable. I am now excited to have it. This book is awesome--I read the preface, intro and I am currently spending time in the chapters.

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  • Wilkins
  • 11-01-21

Wonderful book

Good book for basics. There are more cooking recipes for each plant. In my case, I'm looking for more botanical pieces of information than cooking advice. So I will continue to search for a book containing more plants.