Wednesday, May 4, 2011
1) Benoliel, Doug. Northwest Foraging: The Classic Guide to Edible Plants of the Pacific Northwest. 2011. Skipstone. Paperback: 224 pages. Price: $16.95 U.S.
SUMMARY: Originally published in 1974, Northwest Foraging quickly became a wild food classic. Now fully updated and expanded by the original author, this elegant new edition is sure to become a modern staple in backpacks, kitchens, and personal libraries.
A noted wild edibles authority, Doug Benoliel provides more than 65 thorough descriptions of the most common edible plants of the Pacific Northwest region, from asparagus to watercress, juneberries to cattails, and many, many more! He also includes a description of which poisonous “look-alike” plants to avoid——a must-read for the foraging novice. Features include detailed illustrations of each plant, an illustrated guide to general plant identification principles, seasonality charts for prime harvesting, a selection of simple foraging recipes, and a glossary of botanical terms.
RECOMMENDATION: A must have for every naturalist in the Pacific Northwest!