Booklist

Books about Foraging

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As the fieldfare leaves, the swift returns, and spring shifts inexorably into summer, many people get the urge to go into the woods and gather scran for their lunch or tea. These helpful books offer guidance on how to do so without mistakenly eating anything poisonous. Patience Grey also offers information about how to cook a fox. And no amateur forager should venture into the forest without (professional forager) Richard Osmond’s marvellous 2017 poetry collection Useful Verses, one of the rare books from our poetry collection which does exactly what it says on the tin.

From the publisher:
This fully updated special edition of the classic complete guide to the edible species that grow around us includes a new foreword from the author and a plate section with identification guides for all major species.Originally published in…

From the publisher:
'He writes so engagingly that it's hard to imagine that actual foraging can be more attractive than reading his accounts of it. ...[This book] is a treasure. It is beautifully produced, designed and illustrated.' - John Carey, The Sunday…

From the publisher:
The sixth title in the bestselling Collins Guide series, this book covers the fungi of the British Isles, with considerable relevance for Europe and the wider temperate world.…

From the publisher:
Richard Osmond's debut collection Useful Verses follows in the tradition of the best nature writing, being as much about the human world as the natural, the present as the past: Osmond, a professional forager, has a deep knowledge of flora…

From the publisher:
Wild and Sweet: Forage & make 101 seasonal desserts'From elderflower doughnuts to dandelion meringues, this book will introduce you to the incredible, untapped flavours that grow wild all around us. Whether you live in a city or…

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Seaweed is so familiar and yet its names - pepper dulse, sea lettuce, bladderwrack - are largely unknown to us. …

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