Backyard Foraging: 65 familiar plants you didn’t know you could eat, written by Ellen Zachos will surprise and delight you. The detailed color photographs will guide you through your own land as you pick dinner. Learn how to identify, how to harvest, and how to eat foods rich with nutrition as well as beauty!
Sections about how to avoid pollution and pesticides, as well as detailed information on plants you should never pick or eat mean that you will provide wholesome foods without fear–right outside your door!
Chaya’s Note: I originally began food foraging after reading the out-of-print classic on the subject, “Stalking the Wild Asparagus”; and although that book was high on inspiration, I was left wondering if I had the correct plant identification. In my estimation, this book is far more valuable to the person who is motivated to forage but is not sure where to start.