Foraging & Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook celebrates our local bounty and traditional foodways. The book features beautiful, instructive botanical illustrations and delicious, enlightening recipes. We share this project with you out of our long commitment to connecting with nature through food and art. The effort weaves together Dina’s 30 years of passionate investigations into wild-plant identification, foraging and cooking with Wendy’s deft artistic skills honed over 15 years as a botanical illustrator. For the past three years Dina has been writing, designing, and testing the recipes for this book, while Wendy has been drawing and designing the book with Dina. The result is an abundance of recipes and illustrations that celebrate wild plants and creative ways to bring them into our lives. We hope you will join us in this tasty culinary adventure.
The botanical identification pages focus on 50 wild, abundant and very common “weeds”. They are ubiquitous and can be found in many of the temperate zones throughout the world: North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australasia. Dina was unable in her research to pinpoint the exact world range for each plant, but knows that many of them (not all of them) can be found almost everywhere. Note: Dina has included a few plants that start as cultivated specimens where she lives in the Northeastern U.S. but then freely spread themselves, becoming wild in the landscape. They are wild in other parts of the world.
The plants we focus on in the botanical pages grow in various zones, ranging from 2 to 9, with zones 4 to 8 being more typical.
By the way the Kitchen Arts cookbook section will be useful anywhere in the world. The recipes are designed as master templates so you can plug in a variety of wild plants or cultivated ones for that matter.
Book Specifications: Hard cover, 8 ½ by 11 inches, 240 pages, 64 pages in full color and the rest in black and white with one color. We are offering a 10% discount for those who purchase 6 books or more. For Wholesalers please see instructions on our Wholesale Page.
Click below to explore a full-page preview of Foraging & Feasting which includes a list of the 50 plants featured in the book.