Tuesday, July 15, 2014

{Book Review} California Foraging:120 Wild and Flavorful Edibles from Evergreen Huckleberries to Wild Ginger by Judith Lowry

California Foraging:120 Wild and Flavorful Edibles from Evergreen Huckleberries to Wild Ginger
by Judith Lowry
Publisher: Timber Press (OR)
Released: Aug 12 2014
Genre: Non-Fiction- Wild Edibles
How I got it: NetGalley


The diversity of California’s terrain and climate are a forager’s dream, with unique offerings from the coast, the mountains, the deserts, and everywhere in between. A passionate wild foods expert, Judith Larner Lowry shows you what to look for and how to gather it in a sustainable way.

California Foraging is a hardworking guide packed with detailed information and clear photography for the safe identification of more than 120 wild plants. It also features a seasonal guide for foraging year-round and collecting tips for sustainable harvesting.

Review: This is another book that I found interesting even if I'll probably never set foot in California. The really cool thing about California is it have a very wide range of climates with offers a wide range of wild edibles. California Foraging covers it's bases offering a wide verity of plants.
The lay out of the book is much like others, I found the introduction long winded and really just wanted to get to the plants. Each plant has a full color picture, showing what to look for as well as a detailed description. I liked the break down of what the plants looked like, when and where to gather, how to gather, how to use, how to allow for future harvest and the all important cautions. I found the chart that told plant names and when each part of the plant is good for harvesting to be a wonderful addition.
Over all very educational and informative a good addition to any outdoor persons library.

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