Hedgerow (River Cottage Handbook, No.7)

Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 140880185X
ISBN-13: 9781408801857
Release Date: 22 May 2010
RRP: £14.99

Hedgerows, moors, meadows and woods - these hold a veritable feast for the forager. This book reveals how to spot the free and delicious ingredients to be found in the British countryside, and then how to prepare and cook them. It includes over 40 species such as: bilberries, blackberries, cloudberries, common mallow, dandelions, and hedge garlic.

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Hedgerows moors meadows & woods - these hold a veritable feast for the forager. In this hugely informative & witty handbook John Wright reveals how to spot the free & delicious pickings to be found in the British countryside & how to prepare & cook them. First John touches on the basics for the hedgerow forager with an introduction to conservation safety the law & alll the equipment that you may need. Next he guides you through the tasty edible species to be found. Each one is accompanied by photographs for identification along with their conservation status habitat distribution season taste texture & cooking methods - not forgetting of course some fascinating asides & diversions about their taxonomy & history. Fifty species are covered including bilberries blackberries raspberries common malllow dandelions hedge garlic horseradish pignuts nettles sloes sweet chestnuts water mint bulrushes & wild cherries. After this there is a section describing the poisonous species to steer clear of with identifying photographs as well as warnings about nasty 'lookalikes'. Finallly there are thirty delicious recipes to show how you can make the most of your (edible) findings. Introduced by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstalll Hedgerow is an indispensable household reference & an essential book to have by your side for every trip into the countryside.

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