- Paperback: 440 pages
- Publisher: Adventure Publications(MN) (August 19, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1591930340
- ISBN-13: 978-1591930341
- Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 7.1 x 1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,327,393 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Abundantly Wild: Collecting and Cooking Wild Edibles in the Upper Midwest Paperback – August 19, 2004
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Top Customer Reviews
If you live in the Upper Midwest I would consider buying both this book and the Foragers Harvest.
Reasons For Purchasing:
1. Includes the most complete collection of edible wild plants for the Upper Midwest, and even shows range maps for several plants.
2. Shows images for almost all of the plants. (But not many on mushrooms)
3. Focuses on a specific area instead of wasting space listing foods in other parts of the country.
4. Has excellent organization.
5. Has an illustrated glossary for reference.
6. Shows detailed information on things such as how to can foods, shell nuts, make jams and jellies, tap maples for syrup, and make fruit leather.
7. Shows where the different foods grow by listing each food in every group it fits: Wetlands, Streams/Rivers and Ponds/Lakes, Hardwood Forests, Mixed Conifer/Softwood Forests, and Agricultural Areas and Prairies
8. Shows when each food grows by listing them by what season they grow: spring, summer, fall, and winter
9. Shows fairly detailed information on the habitat and range for each species of plant.
10. Shows quite a few recipes for each food, averaging about three of four for each.
11. Shows information on how to identify, harvest, and cook the foods, unlike others that only identify them.
Reasons For Not Purchasing:
1. Shows considerably small images, many of them just 3.5 by 4 cm.
2. The book is slightly larger than most wild food books, the dimensions being 7 by 8 inches.
3. Uses about forty pages on mushrooms, most of which I wouldn't eat unless there were larger pictures to identify them with.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have a number of books like this and I am not impressed with this one.Published 21 months ago by James Seaborn
The wife and I are not serious gatherers. We do it for fun. This book has added to our fun. It is a good source for serious gatherer'sPublished on January 20, 2014 by Dennis Prah
I am giving this book to my husband for a Christmas present. There are some great recipes inside from berries to puff ball mushrooms.Published on December 13, 2012 by Joy McDonald