120 wild and flavorful edibles from beachplums to wineberries
By Leda Meredith
The Northeast offers a veritable feast for foragers. The woods, meadows, seashore, and even city neighborhoods are home to an abundance of delicious wild edible plants. Learn how to find spicy peppergrass seedpods in a sunny meadow to replace store-bought peppercorns. You can gather delicious cattail shoots for a spring salad and even tame some weedy, pungent garlic mustard in your next stir-fry. A passionate wild foods expert, Leda Meredith emphasizes local varieties and traditions, showing you what to look for, when and where to look, and how to gather in a responsible way. Northeast Foraging provides a season guide for foraging year-round, detailed information for safe indentification, collecting tips for sustainable harvesting, ideas for preperation and use, and covers New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Deleware, Rhode Island, Ontario, and Quebec. This book gets high praise from Sam Thayer, author of The Forager's Harvest and Nature's Garden (below), and "Wildman" Steve Brill. With color photos of each plant it has 308 pages and is 6-1/2" x 9".