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Food For Free

by Richard Mabey - £12.99  Harper Collins (2007)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9780007247684 | ISBN 10: 0007247680

The original Food For Free was first published in 1972. A guide to over 200 types of food that can be gathered in the wild in Britain, it explores the history and folklore of the foods as well as explaining how we identify them and the best ways to cook and eat them. It was a seminal book that helped instigate a change in the ordinary British attitude to the countryside, and altered the general image of an interest in natural history from eccentric to smart.
The native store of wild food in this country is something few people know about beyond the better-known fungi, berries and herbs. Many of our common plants offer edible roots, stems, leaves, flowers and fruits, and can be found in fields, woods, hedges, coastlines and even waste ground and gardens. Whether they provide a meal in themselves of simply add interest to everyday dishes, wild foods are a resource to be explored.
This new edition brings the subject right up to date. Organised by season, Food For Free takes us through the year. Richard Mabey's revised text is accompanied by stunning photographs, recipes, and a wealth of practical information on collecting, cooking and preparing.
Beautifully illustrated and written, it is designed to inspire us to take more notice of what is around us, how we can make use of it, and how we can conserve it for future generations.

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