Edible wild plants, mushrooms, fruits, and nuts grow in the woods, along roadsides, amid country fields, and even in urban parks. All kinds of plants and fungi that command hefty prices at the market are bountiful outdoors and free for the taking. In order to enjoy these gifts of nature you must know when to harvest and how to identify, prepare, and eat them.
This new third edition ofThe Complete Guide to Edible Wild Plants and Mushroomsprovides everything you need to know about the most commonly found wild foods. This great resource goes beyond a field guide's basic descriptions to provide folklore and mouth-watering recipes for each entry. This fully illustrated guide is the ideal companion for hikers, campers, and anyone who enjoys wild foods. With it in hand, you will never take another hike without casting your eyes about with gastronomy in mind.