• Where the Wild Things Grow

  • A Forager's Guide to the Landscape
  • By: David Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Matthew Spencer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
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An exploration of wild food and its habitats for aspiring foragers and nature lovers - from the expert who taught Mary Berry how to forage.

Nestled by the roadside, peeking through the hedgerows, hidden in the woods and even in city streets and parks, wild food is all around us - if you know where to look.

From woodland mushrooms and riverbank redcurrants to garden weeds and urban cherry blossoms, Where the Wild Things Grow takes us on a journey through the forager's landscape.

Drawing on 25 years of foraging experience, David Hamilton tells us how and where to hunt for the food that is hidden all around us. Along the way he delves into the forgotten histories and science of wild foods and their habitats and reveals his many foraging secrets, tips and recipes. You'll discover where to find mallows, mustards and pennywort, as well as sumac, figs and mulberries. You'll learn how to pick the sweetest berries, preserve mushrooms using only a radiator and prepare salads, risottos and puddings all with wild food.

In all weathers, landscapes and seasons, David shows us that foraging doesn't just introduce us to new tastes and sensations, it also brings us closer to the natural world on our doorstep. Rich in detail, Where the Wild Things Grow is more than a field guide - it is a celebration of the wonderful and fragile gifts hidden in our landscape.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2021 David Hamilton (P)2021 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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Packed with information

There’s absolutely tons of information in this book. Any forager, or someone who is interested in nature, would love to read this book. You’re going to learn a lot.

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  • 09-10-21

Fantastic - really detailed and informative

So glad I bought this - it's a really informative and interesting listen. I've picked up loads of useful tips, and it will be great to delve back into when I am out and about. The way the categories / chapters are organised is well thought out and will be really helpful for future foraging. Can't wait to try some of the recipes too!

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  • 05-01-21

Narrator really struggles with plant names

The awkward pause before the narrator attempts to pronounce each plant's Latin name becomes increasingly painful. Given it's obvious the narrator has absolutely no idea what he's talking about, why not just get another random voice actor but one who's not fazed by Latin (or even some English plant names)

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