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Edible Wild Plants - John Kallas new softcover book

Edible Wild Plants - John Kallas new softcover book

Edible Wild Plants - John Kallas new softcover book


Wild Foods from Dirt to Plate


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New softcover book, 416 pages, published 2010. Excellent colour photos throughout.

Edible Wild Plants provides what you really need to know to have your own wild food adventures. Whether a beginner or advanced wild food aficionado, gardener, chef, botanist, nutritionist, scientist, or a dieter with special needs, this book is for you. Author John Kallas gives you unprecedented details, maps, simple explanations, and multiple close-up photographs of every plant covered at every important stage of growth. You learn that a plant is not only edible but when, why, and how it is. He can turn you into a successful, well-fed, and happy forager anywhere in North America.

Edible Wild Plants takes you on a journey through the wonderful world of wild foods with loads of information on edible wild plants and other foragables that can be taken directly from your backyard straight to the dinner table. The first in a series of wild edibles cookbooks, Edible Wild Plants focuses on salad greens and features a variety of plants-foundation greens, tart greens, pungent greens, and bitter greens-to create healthful and mouthwatering dishes that are both good for you and delivered straight from the earth. Each green has its own chapter following the plant from emerging seedling to end-of-life seed production, from foraging to food, from preparation to fine dining. Recipes, including one for marshmallows, are easy and fun to prepare.

Chapters include:

  • Understanding wild foods - Identifying and enjoying wild foods, What's Edible? When Plants Morph into Food, Foraging tools
  • The Plants - Foundation greens, Tart greens, Pungent greens, Bitter greens
  • The Potential of wild foods - Why Eat Wild Foods? Nutrition, Crafting a Wild Paradise, Feeding yourself and society

Plants include wild spinach, chichweed, mallow, purslane, curly dock, sheep sorrell, wood sorrell, field mustard, wintercress, garlic mustard, shepherd's purse, dandelion, cat's ear, sow thistle, nipplewort. Includes recipes and serving suggestions.
Edible Wild Plants is a US publication.

About the author

John Kallas has a doctorate in nutrition, a master's in education, and degrees in biology and zoology. He's a trained botanist, nature photographer, writer, researcher, and teacher. John has taught and trained thousands of people about wild foods all over North America, given hundreds of wild food presentations to a wide variety of groups, and amassed possibly the largest personal wild food library and photographic slide set in the country. Between newsletters, magazines, academic periodicals, and Internet publications, John has published over 100 articles on edible wild plants.


Edible Wild Plants - Wild Foods from Dirt to Plate by John Kallas

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