Skip to content

The Quick Guide to Wild Edible Plants

Easy To Pick, Easy To Prepare

By Lytton John Musselman, 1943-

A recent rise in the popularity of urban farming, farmers’ markets, and foraging from nature means more people are looking for information about plants. In The Quick Guide to Wild Edible Plants, botanists Lytton John Musselman and Harold J. Wiggins coach you on how to safely identify, gather, and prepare delicious dishes from readily available plants—and clearly indicate which ones to avoid.

More than 200 color illustrations, accompanied by detailed descriptions, will help you recognize edible plants such as nettles, daylilies, panic grass, and tearthumbs. For decades, Musselman and Wiggins have taught courses on how to prepare local plants, and their field-to-table recipes require only a few easily found ingredients. They offer instructions for making garlic powder out of field garlic and turning acorns into flour for Rappahannock Acorn Cakes. To toast your new skill, they even include recipes for cordials.

The Quick Guide to Wild Edible Plants is a great gift for the beginning naturalist or the perfect addition to every serious forager’s library.

Format

Book

Availability

1 available at Southeast
  • 641.303 Mus, Nonfiction

Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9781421408712


Format: Book
Author: Musselman, Lytton John, 1943-
Title: The quick guide to wild edible plants : easy to pick, easy to prepare / Lytton John Musselman and Harold J. Wiggins.
Publisher Date: Baltimore : The Johns Hopkins University Press, [2013]
Subject: Wild plants, Edible -- East (U.S.) Cooking (Wild foods) -- East (U.S.)
Isbn: 9781421408712 (hdbk. : alk. paper) 1421408716 (hdbk. : alk. paper)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 1
Call Number: 641.303 Mus
Oclc: 814389360
Upc:
Bib Id: 441767

Format: Book
Author: Musselman, Lytton John, 1943-
Title: The quick guide to wild edible plants : easy to pick, easy to prepare / Lytton John Musselman and Harold J. Wiggins.
Publisher, Date: Baltimore : The Johns Hopkins University Press, [2013]
Description: vii, 133 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Subjects: Wild plants, Edible -- East (U.S.)
Subjects: Cooking (Wild foods) -- East (U.S.)
Other Author: Wiggins, Harold J., 1953-
Notes: Includes index.
Contents: Wild plants as food -- Before you begin -- Emergency food -- How to use this book -- Guidelines for using the recipes -- About flavorings, sweeteners, and oils -- Beverages -- Recipes for failure -- Deadly harvest: plants you should avoid -- Poison ivy, Poison oak, Poison sumac -- Poison hemlock -- Mushrooms -- Nature's storehouse of edible plants -- Condiments -- Sassafras -- Field garlic -- Aperitifs -- Swamp bay -- Red spruce -- Greens -- Chicory -- Curly dock -- Glasswort -- Kudzu -- Stinging nettle -- Black walnut -- Starches -- American lotus -- Arrowhead -- Groundnut -- Nut sedge -- Oak -- Softstem bulrush -- Spring beauty -- Grains and grainoids used like grains -- Cane -- Manna grass -- River oats -- Yellow pond lily -- Flowers -- Black locust -- Cattail -- Orange day lily -- Redbud -- Sweets -- Indian strawberry -- Pawpaw -- Cordials -- Blueberries -- Mushrooms -- Oyster mushroom -- Chicken of the woods -- Puffballs.
LCCN: 2012027071
ISBN: 9781421408712 (hdbk. : alk. paper)
ISBN: 1421408716 (hdbk. : alk. paper)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: 641.303 Mus