Food For Free
- Harper Collins Publishers
- 2007 ISBN 9780007247684
- 272 pages
- 19 × 11.2 × 1.7 cm
Richard Mabey’s bestselling guide has now been updated. It explores the history and folklore of foods we can find in the wild as well as explaining how we identify them and the best ways to cook and eat them.
A complete guide to help you safely identify edible species that grow around us, together with detailed artworks, field identification notes and recipes. First published in 1972, this updated edition of Richard Mabey’s cult bestseller has been revised to reflect the ever-increasing eco-awareness and popular interest in finding different, and more natural, sources of food. Each of the 240 types of fruit, nut, flower, seaweed, fungi and shellfish featured has its own identification field notes and artwork. Understand and learn about the fascinating edible species that you may come across and, with the help of the numerous recipes also included, find out the best way to pick and enjoy them. Beautifully illustrated and written, ‚Food for Free‘ will inspire you to take more notice of the natural harvest that surrounds us, learn how to make use of it and conserve it for future generations.
Richard Mabey is a naturalist and award-winning author and journalist. He won wide acclaim on the publication of the original Food for Free in 1972 – which has never been out of print since – and again with the publication of the full-colour edition in 1989. Among his many other acclaimed publications are Gilbert White (Whitbread Biography of the Year) and the ground-breaking, award-winning best-seller Flora Britannica. He collaborated with Mark Cocker on Birds Britannica, and his book Nature Cure, described as ‚a brilliant, candid and heartfelt memoir‘, was shortlisted for four prestigious prizes. He is an active member of national and local conservation groups and lives in Norfolk.