A paperback edition of a title first published in 1972, which features 240 types of fruit, nuts, flowers, seaweed, fungi and shellfish, together with identification notes, which can be found in woods, hedgerows, meadows and moors, on natural coast, on wasteground and in gardens.
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Illustrated throughout with stunning colour photographs this fully-revised edition of a Collins bestseller explains the best ways to make use of the foods we can find in the wild.
'Food for Free' by Richard Mabey was first published in 1972, since then it has been reprinted 11 times. An all-colour, revised version produced in 1989 has sold over 30,000 copies in the trade. A guide to over 200 types of food that can be gathered in the wild in Britain, 'Food for Free' 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.
The new edition will bring the subject right up to date. Organized by season rather than food type 'Food for Free' will take us through the year. Richard Mabey’s fully-revised text will be accompanied by stunning photographs, new recipes and a wealth of practical information on collecting, cooking and preparing.
Beautifully illustrated, beautifully written and produced in a new, larger format 'Food for Free' 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.From the Back Cover:
COLLINS NATURAL HISTORY
First published 20 years ago, 'Food For Free' dramatically changed the attitude of the British public to the riches of the countryside. No longer were wild berries, seafood and fungi regarded with suspicion, but with gourmet enthusiasm. For the highways, byways and waterways of this country offer an abundance of food that is both delicious and free – and this book is the wild food foragers' bible. Since its first appearance, it has expanded to include many readers' traditional family recipes for hedgerow jams, wild raspberry vinegar and fruit liqueurs. And every single species covered – over 240 of them – is now illustrated in colour and has its own field identification notes, along with advice on where to find what, guidance on picking and preparation, culinary and nutritional tips.
"An exceptionally pretty book which tells us how to live off the land."
"Richard Mabey turns the prospect of a country ramble into a gastronomic outing. It is a well-researched, enthusiastic book that's a pleasure to own"
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Book Description Collins, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. A slight tan to the page edges. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Bookseller Inventory # mon0005597407
Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR003025263