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Food for Free

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    Available in PDF - DJVU Format | Food for Free.pdf | Language: ENGLISH
    Richard Mabey(Author)

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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.

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Book details

  • PDF | 192 pages
  • Richard Mabey(Author)
  • Collins; New edition edition (1 Oct. 2001)
  • English
  • 5
  • Science & Nature

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  • By Cedrick-Bart on 28 July 2017

    Excellent little pocket guide to wild edibles in the UK and when it's possible to harvest them.Shows a picture or illustration of the plant, flower or berries. When to pick them, their uses and how to consume them. There are even recipes for some of the wild edibles.Small enough to take with you on all your walks, hikes or even ultralight hikes as it's just larger than my palm.All in an excellent purchase and it would be a superb teaching aid so you could send out the kids to forage for you

  • By Mr S J Henderson on 19 July 2017

    This book won't help you to eat for free but the author makes this clear in his introduction. Rather this book is a great resource for foragers and those with an interest in the history of what people ate and when. The book covers what plants can be eaten, how they can be used, where they grow an what times of year to find them. It's not a definitive hotricultural encyclopedia but it is a great pocket book to have if you want to add supplement your diet with some new (or rediscovered old) ideas.

  • By Mummy5 on 25 August 2017

    Really great little book for me and my children we are novice foragers we knew the basics I. E apples blackberries but this has really opened our eyes the kids are loving our family outings even more

  • By Loarn on 8 March 2017

    A classic I should have bought years ago! Mabey is the grandaddy of foraging.

  • By Guest on 11 September 2017

    I new you could make wine from elder flowers and berries but did not know that you could also eat the berries, or make jam with them, so much of what I read was told to me as a child of not to eat as it`s bad for you.

  • By Alexc on 6 September 2017

    A wonderful book for those who are interested in scavenging. I bought it as a gift for my wife and she loves it!

  • By Chey O'Connell on 18 January 2015

    brilliant book, if your looking for this kind of book, look no further, its great, small for your pack, book its self has plant info of picture and photos as well as seasonal avaliability and how it can be used..fantastic highly recommended

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