A Review of Wild Food Literature (Part 1)

A Review of Wild Food Literature (Part 1)

Wild Food by Roger Phillips
Food for Free by Richard Mabey
Food from the Wild by Ian Burrows
Wild Food for Free by Jonathan Hilton
The Forager Handbook by Miles Irving
The Forager’s Harvest by Samual Thayer
Nature’s Harvest by Samual Thayer
Edible Wild Plants by John Kallas
Hedgerow by John Wright
Edible Seashore by John Wright
Wild Food by Ray Mears and Gordon Hillman
A Cook On The Wild Side by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
Bushcraft and Survival Skills Magazine

My shelves heave under the collective weight of over 100 wild food related books. By this I mean, not only general wild food books, but also ID guides and cook books for the 4 main wild food groups: Land Plants, Fungi, Seaweeds, and The Animal Kingdom. Therefore, I’ve divided these titles into 4 categories: Wild Food (General) and Plant ID guides; Fungi (General) and fungi ID guides; Seaweeds (General) and seaweed ID guides, and Cook Books. Sadly, to avoid a completely superficial treatment, there is only sufficient space here to do the first category any justice; the others must await future articles. Also, I’ve limited myself to English language books covering, for the most part, the UK flora.

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And here is a recent review of US based forager Beccy Learner’s first book that I really enjoyed:
Dandelion Hunter by Rebecca Lerner