Miles Irving, an internationally renowned wild foods expert who has worked with some of the world's best chefs, reveals the how, why, what and where of foraging - lost art and way of life that is becoming increasingly popular as more and more of us pursue an eco-friendly, cost - effective and sustainable lifestyle.
Spring is when wild garlic flourishes in shady woodlands; summer is the time for marsh samphire in the salt-marshes; autumn heralds an abundance of fruits and nuts. Many of these plants - nettles, dandelions, fat hen, sorrel - grow so profusely they are considered a nuisance. Yet they offer fantastic food possibilities and are rich in nutrients.
Assiduously researched, packed with information and enlivened with anecdotes and more than 330 photographs, The Forager Handbook marks the way forward for the future of British food. With recipes from award winning chefs, including Sam and Sam Clark, Mark Hix and Richard Corrigan, and coverage of techniques like drying, pickling and making cordials, this book will take readers on a voyage of discovery. Foraging was something our ancestors did instinctively - this book truly connects us with our past and our future.
|2 Jul 2019