Foraging offers us an unparalleled way to connect with nature and our hunter-gatherer past. Nowadays, very few of us have the skills and knowledge to identify wild foods, but luckily we have texts like these to guide us.
In 1962, Euell Gibbons published Stalking the Wild Asparagus, a manifesto on foraging that is still widely popular today. Connie Green and Sarah Scott’s The Wild Table (2010) is a beautiful cookbook that discusses locating ingredients and preparing delicious dishes with the loot. And Chanterelle Dreams, Amanita Nightmares (2010) by Greg A. Marley focuses solely on the often-feared but widely revered mushroom.
Explore one of these books and discover what’s growing wild in your neck of the woods!