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The Joy of Foraging

Gary Lincoff's Illustrated Guide to Finding, Harvesting, and Enjoying a World of Wild Food

The Joy of Foraging
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Author:

Gary Lincoff

Format: Flexibound, 192 Pages
ISBN: 9781592537754
Publisher: Quarry Books
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Illustrations: 250
Size: 8 x 10
Weight: 0.13 lb.
Published: Jul. 1, 2012
DC: AQ
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Discover the edible riches in your backyard, local parks, woods, and even roadside! In The Joy of Foraging, Gary Lincoff shows you how to find fiddlehead ferns, rose hips, beach plums, bee balm, and more, whether you are foraging in the urban jungle or the wild, wild woods. You will also learn about fellow foragers—experts, folk healers, hobbyists, or novices like you—who collect wild things and are learning new things to do with them every day. Along with a world of edible wild plants—wherever you live, any season, any climate—you’ll find essential tips on where to look for native plants, and how to know without a doubt the difference between edibles and toxic look-alikes. There are even ideas and recipes for preparing and preserving the wild harvest year-round—all with full-color photography. Let Gary take you on the ultimate tour of our edible wild kingdom!

Gary Lincoff is the author, co-author, or editor of several books and articles on mushrooms. He teaches courses on mushroom and plant identification and use at the New York Botanical Garden and has led wild mushroom and edible wild plant study trips and forays to 30 countries across Asia, Africa, Europe, and South, Central, and North America. Lincoff chaired the Telluride Mushroom Festival for 25 years (1980–2004), and still participates as its principal speaker. He is also a featured “myco visionary” in the award-winning documentary, Know Your Mushrooms, by Ron Mann. Lincoff also founded and led the New York City Edible Wild Plant Workshop, which featured a once-a-week wild edibles dinner plus a weekend hunt for edible wild plants and mushrooms in city parks. Patricia Wells published his edible wild plant recipes in an article in the New York Times, and he has been profiled in the Village Voice and New York magazine. He lives in New York City. http://www.garylincoff.com

"But before you head out to your yard or to the local park, it's a good idea to know what you're looking for. And what you want to avoid. A field guide is a good reference to have for everyday use if you're going to make a career out of it, but a great way to start is with The Joy of Foraging by Gary Lincoff." - Lesley Lassiter
www.nashvillescene.com
“Gary Lincoff shows readers how to find fiddlehead ferns, rose hips, beach plums, bee balm and more, whether foraging in the urban jungle or in the woods. Readers will also learn about fellow foragers—experts, folk healers, hobbyists, and novices—who collect wild things and are learning new things to do with them every day. The book includes essential tips on where to look for native plants, and how to really know the difference between edibles and toxic look-alikes.”
- “Read This!” National Culinary Review

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Introduction: How and Why This Book is Unique

Chapter 1: Edible Wild Plants: The What and the Who

Chapter 2: Edible Wild Plants: The Where and the When

Chapter 3: Plants Front and Center: Wild Plant Identification

Chapter 4: Recipes for The Joy of Foraging

Glossary

Resources

Acknowledgments

About the Author

Index

Chilled Sour Cherry Soup

Ingredients:

—4 cups (950 ml) of sour cherry pulp, pitted

—Water, as needed

—Sugar to taste

—Sour cream (optional)

Directions:

Heat the sour cherry pulp, adding just enough water to keep it from burning at first. Add just enough sugar to taste, but not so much that it becomes sweet. Stir until well mixed, then chill. Serve cold with a spoonful of sour cream in each bowl, if you wish.

News

October 8,2012
Author Gary Lincoff has been working on his new book, "Joy of Foraging," for more than 40 years. Learn More.
October 24,2011
Gary Lincoff, author of The Complete Mushroom Hunter and The Joy of Foraging, is featured in an article in the New York Times' City Room blog about the bumper crop of mushrooms in New York this fall due to all of the rainfall. Learn More.
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