Thursday, September 4, 2014

REVIEW: California Foraging

California Foraging
Judith Lowry

Genre: Foodie, Foraging, Cooking
Publisher: Timber Press
Publication date: 7.29.2014
Pages: 344

Recommended by: NetGalley, Read 2 Review
Date read: 8.21.2014
Amazon link: California Foraging

Summary: The diversity of California's terrain and climate are a forager's dream, with unique offerings from the coast, the mountains, the deserts, and everywhere in between.  A passionate wild foods expert, Judith Larner Lowry shows you what to look for and how to gather it in a sustainable way.
            California Foraging is a hardworking guide packed with detailed information and clear photography for the safe identification of more than 120 wild plants.  It also features a seasonal guide for foraging year-round and collecting tips for sustainable harvesting.


I don't live in California, but the whole idea of foraging and living off the land has always been something that interests me.  There are so many fruits, vegetables, nuts, etc out there and we, as Americans, only eat a small amount of what is available because we don't know all that our planet provides for us.  When I found this book on NetGalley, I quickly grabbed it up.  

It is a very interesting book, well written - and it goes well beyond just the wild plants.  The author includes lots of information on foraging itself and tips on how to live off of these foods.  Each wild plant has a picture to help you easily (and safely) identify the item as well as lots of information on the plant itself and how to eat it.  

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