A comprehensive and easy guide to bringing wild food indoors and new life to your cooking. Many home cooks want to experiment with wild foods and explore new flavors, but don't know where to start--The Forager's Pantry was written for you. This comprehensive and accessible book by Ellen Zachos takes readers through spices and herbs, flowers, fruit, greens, nuts and seeds, tubes and roots, and mushrooms, showing how some of the best ingredients come from nature itself. The Forager's Pantry is for any home cook, chef, or foodie who wants to incorporate foraged flavors into their everyday cooking. This guide will start with individual ingredients before going into techniques, preservation, and master recipes, making foraged food both accessible and delicious. This book is for the adventurous home cook just waiting to get started--combine new foods with familiar staples, explore wild ingredients, and bring new life and excitement to your cooking.
A comprehensive and easy guide to bringing wild food indoors and new life to your cooking. Many home cooks want to experiment with wild foods and explore new flavors, but don’t know where to start—The Forager’s Pantry was written for you. This comprehensive and accessible book by Ellen Zachos takes readers through spices and herbs, flowers, fruit, greens, nuts and seeds, tubes and roots, and mushrooms, showing how some of the best ingredients come from nature itself. The Forager’s Pantry is for any home cook, chef, or foodie who wants to incorporate foraged flavors into their everyday cooking. This guide will start with individual ingredients before going into techniques, preservation, and master recipes, making foraged food both accessible and delicious. This book is for the adventurous home cook just waiting to get started—combine new foods with familiar staples, explore wild ingredients, and bring new life and excitement to your cooking.
The Skillful Forager is the ultimate forager’s guide to working with any wild plant in the field, kitchen, or pantry. From harvesting skills that will allow you to gather from the same plant again and again to highlighting how to get the most out of each and every type of wild edible, trusted expert Leda Meredith explores the most effective ways to harvest, preserve, and prepare all of your foraged foods. Featuring detailed identification information for over forty wild edibles commonly found across North America, the plant profiles in this book focus on sustainable harvesting techniques that can be applied to hundreds of other plants. This indispensable reference also provides simple recipes that can help you make the most of your harvest each season.
From apples and oranges to pawpaws and persimmons Half of the fruit that grows in yards and public spaces is never picked or eaten. Citrus trees are burdened with misshapen lemons, berries grow in tangled thickets on the roadside, and the crooked rows of abandoned orchards fill with fallen apples. At the same time, people yearn for an emotional connection that's lacking in bland grocery store bananas and tasteless melons. The Fruit Forager's Companion is a how-to guide with recipes, devoted to the secret, sweet bounty just outside our front doors and ripe for the taking, from familiar apples and oranges to lesser-known pawpaws and mayhaws. It will tell readers where and when to find them, and how to gather and cook them--everything from pontack, an elderberry-based condiment, to caramel apple clafoutis. Written by a seasoned chef, curious gardener, and foraging convert in a witty, welcoming style, it's a must-have for seekers of both flavor and fun.
You do not have to go deep into the woods to forage for wild foods. Edible plants grow in the margins of sidewalks, yards, and roads--and flower gardens are a secret pantry. A Forager’s Guide and Cookbook offers recipes for these untapped delicacies as well as for the wealth of edible plants that grow in fields and forests. Whether you are a stalwart forager familiar with the woods or an urban forager who wants to try a few wild foods, this book provides you with the basics for finding and preparing wild edibles. Many of the plants grow across the continent, are easy to find, and are simple and quick to prepare. They can be served as compliments to a meal or as entrees. Welcome to the wild kitchen! A few of the one hundred plants included are: * Chicory * Dandelion * Lilac * Mint * Mushrooms * Plantain * Sumac * Thistle * Violet * Watercress * Wild ginger * Yarrow In a handy pocket size with coated paper to avoid smudges and beautiful color photos to help you identify those nutritious, delicious wild foods, A Forager’s Guide and Cookbook gives a whole new meaning to the word locavore.
For those times when you need a snack-or a dessert after a good meal, or a homemade food gift, or a way to preserve the season-you need only to stock an Irish pantry to be prepared for any occasion. From jams and jellies to cakes, breads, condiments, and cured meats, this traditional look at feel-good foods bursting with nostalgia will satisfy your longing for something special. Chef and restaurateur Noel McMeel has spent a lifetime first learning in the kitchen, then working there himself. His recipes are generations old: passed from his grandmother to his mother, and to Noel and the next generation. They celebrate a culture of thrift and good eating, the original "eating local" and "whole foods" movements. Noel offers ways to pack the heat of summer into jars with recipes like Blackberry and Lime Jam and Orange Confit, and his Traditional Irish Christmas Cake might become a regular at your holiday table. There's also Rhubarb Ketchup, Homemade Elderflower Liqueur, Spiced Oat Crackers, and a whole chapter of rubs and seasonings. Whether you're Irish or just a food enthusiast, the Irish pantry may well become a way of life.
The Deerholme Foraging Book is an exploration of the wild foods found in the Pacific Northwest. It is written by award-winning chef and author Bill Jones and features local mushrooms, edible plants, sea vegetables, and shellfish. The book is the product of twenty years of research and professional cooking with foraged foods. It serves as an introduction to the world of wild food and contains identification and sourcing information, harvesting and preparation tips, and more than one hundred delicious recipes featuring many types of wild foods. The recipe list includes techniques for preserving food and covers basic pantry preparations, appetizers, soups, salads, and desserts, as well as meat, seafood, and vegetable dishes. The recipes are global in influence and use simple techniques woven in with expert knowledge to create good, homemade food. Linking to traditional uses for wild foods and future possibilities for our diet and wellbeing, as well as enhancing our appreciation of the environment around us, The Deerholme Foraging Book also includes an index, a bibliography, full-colour photos of wild foods and dishes, and Jones's own foraging stories.
You do not have to go deep into the woods to forage for wild foods. Edible plants grow in the margins of sidewalks, yards, and roads—and flower gardens are a secret pantry. A Forager’s Guide and Cookbook offers recipes for these untapped delicacies as well as for the wealth of edible plants that grow in fields and forests. Whether you are a stalwart forager familiar with the woods or an urban forager who wants to try a few wild foods, this book provides you with the basics for finding and preparing wild edibles. Many of the plants grow across the continent, are easy to find, and are simple and quick to prepare. They can be served as compliments to a meal or as entrees. Welcome to the wild kitchen! A few of the one hundred plants included are: •Chicory •Dandelion •Lilac •Mint •Mushrooms •Plantain •Sumac •Thistle •Violet •Watercress •Wild ginger •Yarrow In a handy pocket size with coated paper to avoid smudges and beautiful color photos to help you identify those nutritious, delicious wild foods, A Forager’s Guide and Cookbook gives a whole new meaning to the word locavore. Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Good Books and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of cookbooks, including books on juicing, grilling, baking, frying, home brewing and winemaking, slow cookers, and cast iron cooking. We’ve been successful with books on gluten-free cooking, vegetarian and vegan cooking, paleo, raw foods, and more. Our list includes French cooking, Swedish cooking, Austrian and German cooking, Cajun cooking, as well as books on jerky, canning and preserving, peanut butter, meatballs, oil and vinegar, bone broth, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
If you're searching for the freshest fruits and vegetables to add to your diet, you don't have to look any further than your own backyard! With dozens of detailed illustrations, color photos, and more than 150 tasty recipes, this guide is your ultimate one-stop reference for identifying and harvesting the wild fruits and vegetables that grow in fields, forests, and even on your own lawn. Inside you'll find: In-depth descriptions of edible plants, including their likely locations Easy and delicious recipes for your wild harvest A primer on careful foraging techniques and conservation ethics Essential information on poisonous look-alikes From clover and cattails to milkweed and mustard, this book will teach you how to collect and prepare some of the most common--and delicious--feral plants in America. And, more than just a way to a fantastic meal, this book will guide you to both a newfound confidence in your own abilities, as well as a greater appreciation of the natural world.
This book is the principal account of epidemiology’s role in the development of effective measures to identify, prevent, and treat diseases. Throughout history, epidemiologists have challenged conventional knowledge, elucidating mysteries of causality and paving the way for remedies. From the outbreak of the bubonic plague, cholera, and cancer to the search for an effective treatment of AIDS and the origins of Alzheimer’s disease, epidemiological thought has been crucial in shaping our understanding of population health issues. Alfredo Morabia’s lucid retelling sheds new light on the historical triumphs of epidemiological research and allows for contemporary readers, patients, and nontechnical audiences to make sense of the immense amount of health information disseminated by the media. By drawing from both historical and contemporary sources, Morabia provides the reader with the tools to differentiate health beliefs from health knowledge. The book covers important topics, including the H1N1 swine flu epidemic, breast cancer, the effects of aspirin, and the link between cigarettes and lung cancer. Enigmas of Health and Disease is a concise narrative helping patients and health providers develop a more informed relationship.
••*Original, inventive, and delicious recipes, highlighting multiple uses for some of our most common seasonal ingredients ••*Based on the author’s popular monthly e-short series ••*Buy local, be thrifty, and keep a sustainable kitchen Amy Pennington’s bestselling book, Urban Pantry: Tips & Recipes for a Thrifty, Sustainable & Seasonal Kitchen, introduced new homemakers to clever cooking concepts and ingredients, provided experienced cooks with organizational inspiration, and helped cooks of all skill levels create sustainable and thrifty kitchens. But while Urban Pantry focused on shelf-stable, dried, or preserved goods, Fresh Pantry shows cooks how to eat a seasonal diet —fresh vegetables and fruits that will offer your palate a variety of foods in sync with the seasons. As anyone trying to eat locally all year long knows, the winter gets difficult: Walking the “local” aisles of a well-stocked produce section or around your neighborhood farmers market, you find few options — onions, cabbage, and kale, oh my! In summer, of course, the season is bountiful, but the dishes most people make at home tend to be one note — how many times can we eat the same tomato-caprice salad or grilled zucchini? From January to December, Fresh Pantry features 120 creative yet healthy and doable recipes centered on 12 choice seasonal vegetables and fruits; accessible and clever advice on growing, storing, and using seasonal ingredients; lush and inspirational photographs; detailed resources for sustainable eating; and the exuberant energy that marked Pennington’s first book. Also available, check out Amy's e-Shorts of her use of in-season vegetables, month-by-month!
In The Forager’s Kitchen Handbook, expert forager and cook Fiona Bird shares the knowledge she has gained from years of gathering food from the land. Whether you live in a large city, in open countryside or by the coast, if you open your eyes and follow Fiona Bird’s advice, you will find more ingredients growing in the wild than you could imagine. Each chapter focuses on a different food type – Flowers and Blossom, Woodland and Hedgerow, Fruits and Berries, Herbs, and Sea and Shore – and includes useful information about where to find it, how to forage and gather it, and how to use it. And once you have brought your bounty home, there are more than 100 recipes for you to try. If you love baking, try the carrot and clover cake, wild hazelnut shortbread or sea lettuce madeleines. Make the most of a hedgerow glut by making honeysuckle jelly or quince and wild thyme sorbet. Try a food-for-free main course of chanterelle puffs or wild mussels steamed with dandelions, or a quick snack of garlic mustard, chickweed and tomato bruschetta. Or indulge your sweet tooth with wild berry and herb marshmallows or a wild cherry panna cotta. Armed with this handbook, head off to the great outdoors and you will be amazed by the sheer quantity of food that is available for free.
Turn your kitchen into your own personal seafood shack and oyster bar with 120 recipes from the James Beard Award-winning restaurant that personifies the allure of Maine. “This book is destined to be well-used and well-loved.”—Jenny Rosenstrach, New York Times bestselling author of Dinner: A Love Story From one of the best restaurants in Maine comes a cookbook for easy entertaining and endless coastal-inspired cooking. Built on the pristine ingredients of southern Maine, including the world's best shellfish, Eventide restaurant is renowned for bringing this bounty to the table with a thoughtfully rooted yet experimental and improvisational style of cooking and hospitality. The result is modernized lobster shack and oyster bar fare with distinct additions from Maine's classic "down east" cooking style. Whether you live by the coast or not, you'll love these 120 recipes, including: • Eventide's famed Brown Butter Lobster Roll on a Bao Bun • Oysters with Kimchi Ice • Tuna Tartare with Ramen Crackers • Family-Style Maine Clambake (with instructions for cooking in your home or in the wilderness) • Tempura Smelts with Spicy Tzatziki • New England Clam Chowder with Homemade Saltines • Smoked Shellfish • Honey-Roasted Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwiches Beautiful photo tours of the breathtaking wilds of southern Maine bring this incredible collection to life. Also included are guides to properly buying and preparing seafood and shellfish for unexpectedly easy crudo spreads and raw bar dishes. Through recipes, profiles of local food makers, stories of Maine's foodways and of the seafood that makes the New England coastline so iconic, Eventide is a tribute to the region and an indispensable resource.
Stock up for medical emergencies, power outages, natural disasters, and more! In today’s world, anything can happen. There can be no question; it’s best to be prepared. In The Prepper’s Pantry Handbook, cooking expert and readiness enthusiast Kate Rowinski offers tips, techniques, and advice on how to keep your family well-fed and fully supplied in the event of any crisis. Offering a unique twist on preparation handbooks, Rowinski focuses on food storage and cooking—put simply, how to plan nutritional emergency meals and avoid “making do” on canned meats and chocolate bars. The Prepper’s Pantry Handbook details: Storage techniques Personalizing your food plan Stockpiling, shelf life, and rotation Pickling, canning, sprouting, and drying Making delicious dinners out of your storage pantry Whether a disaster lasts for twenty-four hours or twenty-four weeks, The Prepper’s Pantry Handbook is the ultimate guide to keeping your family eating healthily and maintaining proper nutrition, even in the worst of circumstances.
A field guide/cookbook for foraging enthusiasts Delicious wild edible plants and mushrooms are abundant throughout North America, not only in the wilderness but in urban areas, too. Learn how to identify, harvest, and eat the tastiest plants in your backyard. Intended as much for the cooking enthusiast as for the survivalist, this book includes recipes that will transform even the most common edible backyard weeds into guest-worthy fare. Even experienced foragers will be impressed with plantain leaf chips that are crisper and tastier than kale chips. Dandelion flowers become wine, Japanese knotweed becomes rhubarb-like compote and tangy sorbet, red clover blossoms give quick bread a delightfully spongy texture and hint of sweetness.
Today we live in snug, well-furnished houses surrounded by the trappings of a civilised life. But we are not alone – we suffer a constant stream of unwanted visitors. Our houses, our food, our belongings, our very existence are under constant attack from a host of invaders eager to take advantage of our shelter, our food stores and our tasty soft furnishings. From bats in the belfry to beetles in the cellar, moths in the wardrobe and mosquitoes in the bedroom, humans cannot escape the attentions of the animal kingdom. Nature may be red in tooth and claw, but when it's our blood the bedbugs are after, when it's our cereal bowl that's littered with mouse droppings, and when it's our favourite chair that collapses due to woodworm in the legs, it really brings it home the fact that we and our homes are part of nature too. This book represents a 21st century version of the classic Mediaeval bestiary. It poses questions such as where these animals came from, can we live with them, can we get rid of them, and should we? Written in Richard Jones's engaging style and with a funky-retro design, House Guests, House Pests will be a book to treasure.
From Sassafras to Dandelions to Wild Onions and Garlic, readers will enjoy the flavors of the Sunshine State in an all new way with this helpful book. Florida is filled with an abundance of native plants with roots, stems, leaves, flowers, fruit, and seeds that can provide tasty and nutritious food for people. Salads, teas, soups, and even breads can be made from flora that grows wild and can be foraged throughout the year. This guide offers identification tips, recipes, and other useful information for foragers interested in venturing out to sample the bounty of the land. Clear pen-and-ink illustrations aid in identification of leaf, fruit, and root shapes—key to harvesting the delicious and interesting plants that can be found throughout the state.
“A stunning look at the natural abundance of the mountain states—with clear guidance on identification, gathering techniques, and uses.” —Jennifer McGruther, author of The Nourished Kitchen The Mountain States offer a veritable feast for foragers, and with Briana Wiles as your trusted guide you will learn how to safely find and identify an abundance of delicious wild plants. The plant profiles in Mountain States Foraging include clear, color photographs, identification tips, guidance on how to ethically harvest, and suggestions for eating and preserving. A handy seasonal planner details which plants are available during every season. Thorough, comprehensive, and safe, this is a must-have for foragers in Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, eastern Oregon, eastern Washington, and northern Nevada.
Cynthia Voigt crafts a novel about discovery, perspective, and the meaning of home—all through the eyes of an affable and worried little mouse. Fredle is an earnest young fellow suddenly cast out of his cozy home behind the kitchen cabinets—into the outside. It's a new world of color and texture and grass and sky. But with all that comes snakes and rain and lawnmowers and raccoons and a different sort of mouse (field mice, they're called) not entirely trustworthy. Do the dangers outweigh the thrill of discovery? Fredle's quest to get back inside soon becomes a wild adventure of predators and allies, of color and sound, of discovery and nostalgia. And, as Fredle himself will come to understand, of freedom.