Backyard Foraging: 65 Familiar Plants You Didn't Know You Could Eat

Backyard Foraging: 65 Familiar Plants You Didn't Know You Could Eat

by Ellen Zachos
Field Guides
Storey Publishing, LLC
Paperback, 240 pages
$16.95

Ellen Zachos, a horticulturist, speaks of the “ease and elegance” of gathering and eating familiar backyard plants, fruits, seeds, nuts and some fungi in her newest book. Plants like Bishop’s Weed, a beautiful but aggressive ground cover, are common in many gardens and with the help of this book you will learn how to identify it and prepare it as a tasty spinach substitute. Crab apples are another common and rarely eaten treat that Zachos eagerly promotes as a semi-wild edible. Backyard Foraging is filled with beautiful pictures, useful information, and simple recipes that will impress a seasoned forager and assist the novice wild foodie learn the ropes of foraging.