The Front Yard Forager

The Front Yard Forager

Identifying, Collecting, and Cooking the 30 Most Common Urban Weeds

Book - 2013
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Take a stroll around your neighborhood and you're likely to spot dandelions growing by a fence, or clover sprouting up between cracks in the sidewalk ... But did you know that colorful dandelion makes great fritters and clover can season a luscious soup? A concise yet detailed field guide, The Front Yard Forager showcases the most commonly found edible urban weeds and, in the process, proves just how simple and rewarding cooking with foraged plants can be. From your own yard and garden to parking strips, public parks, and greenbelts, nutritious and delicious weeds are all over the city. From cat's ear to purslane to bittercress, each plant listed here features an easy-to-use field identification guide, including photos and tips on finding the plant in your neighborhood. Other highlights include: Complete field guide to the 30 most common urban weeds, How to identify, pick, and keep them fresh, Full-color identification photos, 60 recipes to help you learn to cook with weeds, Info on nutrition, saving money, and other foraging benefits, Poisonous look-alike plants and other precautions, Good harvesting practices and the ethics of foraging, The Front Yard Forager makes foraging easy, accessible, and fun for everyone!
Publisher: Seattle, Wash. : Skipstone, c 2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781594857485
Branch Call Number: 632.5 H56f
Characteristics: 191 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm


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Nov 03, 2014

Well researched, and full of interesting recipes...I'm looking at my (weedy) garden in a new light.

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