Guide to Northeast Wild Edibles
By: Kavash, Barrie
Binding: Trade Paper
Size: 8.5" X 5.5"
Publication Date: 1981
PR Highlights: Wild Edibles of the Northeast
PHOTO Highlights: Photos throughout.
Description: Ninety-five species are captured in this intriguing book - in photographs and in words. Along roadsides and trails, wild plants blaze out their glory: in hedgerows and marshes their more retiring relatives bloom modestly. The wild harvest is there for the taking, delicious, unusual, sure to please the inquiring palate. Ninety-five species are captured in this intriguing book-in photographs and in words. How to use them, where to find them, what to watch for - and special cautions when a plant is difficult to digest, usually pungent, or easy to confuse with a poisonous relative. The book is organized by season to help the amateur gatherer identify the species. Sumac candies anyone? Acornburgers perhaps? Wild strawberry tea or Wild Leek pickles to add interest to your diet? This field guide will fascinate nature lovers and gourmets alike. The purpose of this book is to share the seasonal best of the edible wild with people most interested in its character. It is also a chance to deepen our awareness of some of the more common plants, and especially to explore the great edibility of some widespread weeds. To naturalists and those who share my enthusiasm for the environment, I offer fellowship.
E. Barrie Kavasch is a self-taught naturalists and ethnobotanist with special interests in the plant world. She is an artist and photographer, and is also the author/illustrator of Native Harvests and Botanical Tapestry, as well as a Guide to Eastern Mushrooms and Guide to Eastern Wildflowers. She lectures throughout New England, and demonstrates the harvesting and preparation of wild edibles. Her love of the durable wild spreads into harvesting roots, seeds, vines, fungi and seaweed... in order to explore their special creativity in cordage and fiber-making, mat and basket weaving, making paints, inks, natural dyes, cosmetics and simple medicines.