Backyard Foraging: 65 Familiar Plants You Didn't Know You Could Eat by Ellen ZachosBackyard Foraging: 65 Familiar Plants You Didn't Know You Could Eat by Ellen Zachos

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

byEllen Zachos

Paperback | March 12, 2013

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There’s food growing everywhere! You’ll be amazed by how many of the plants you see each day are actually nutritious edibles. Ideal for first-time foragers, this book features 70 edible weeds, flowers, mushrooms, and ornamental plants typically found in urban and suburban neighborhoods. Full-color photographs make identification easy, while tips on common plant locations, pesticides, pollution, and dangerous flora make foraging as safe and simple as stepping into your own backyard.

Ellen Zachos is the foraging expert at where she shares seasonal recipes and tips on foraging. She travels across the country in partnership with RemyUSA, teaching foraged mixology workshops to bartenders. Zachos is a regular contributor to several of the Edible magazines and is a Senior Regional Advisor at Garden Compass, a ...
Title:Backyard Foraging: 65 Familiar Plants You Didn't Know You Could EatFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.5 inPublished:March 12, 2013Publisher:Storey Publishing, LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1612120091

ISBN - 13:9781612120096

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Date published: 2017-01-07

Table of Contents



1 Getting Started: Identifying Habitats in the 'Hood

Ensuring Safety * Ethical Harvesting


2 Harvest with Care: You Don't Have to Sacrifice Your Scenery

Picking Shoots and Young Foliage * Foraging Flowers, Fruits, and Nuts * Digging Roots and Tubers * Timing for Taste


3 Grazing Greens: Tasty Leaves and Stems


4 The Fruits of Nature's Labor: Edible Flowers and Fruits


5 Nature's Granola: Nuts and Seeds


6 Hidden Treasure: Roots, Tubers, and Rhizomes


7 Superstars: Plants with Many Edible Parts


8 Friendly Fungi: Five Easy Mushrooms


9 You Wouldn't Do This If It Didn't Taste Good: Preserving Advice and Basic Recipes

Freezing * Dehydration * Syrups, Jams, and Jellies * Booze * Baked Goods and Savory Dishes * Fruity Miscellany * Resources and Recommended Reading * Books about Wild Edible Plants * Foraging Books and Blogs * Mushrooms * Vendors of Mushroom-Growing Supplies * Food Preparation


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Editorial Reviews

"Forget farm to table. Here's weed to bowl. ... Extremely appealing."