“It’s more than just a cookbook. It’s a book you can read, with interesting stories and lots of information about nutrition. I love it!” Participant, Governor’s Summer Institute.
Edible wild plants can provide much of our body’s most necessary nutrition…for free! More important, these plants are fun. My goals in writing this book were to provide people with a tool that can make them healthier and more self-reliant and to help people appreciate and enjoy what Nature gives us. Here are recipes, tried and enjoyed by my family, natural histories of plants and stories of my experiences with wild edibles.
One reviewer wrote: “I highly recommend this book for several reasons. It is a fairly small paperback that doesn’t weigh very much, so I can carry it on foraging expeditions. Further, it covers many wild edible plants – over 30. As a wild edible plant instructor, I know that every person who wants to learn foraging needs and wants to learn good, tasty ways to cook foods that might need some imaginative recipes; even some domesticated fruits and vegetables need the help of recipes to make them palatable and tasty. Also, I particularly like the arrangement of the book – it is by the individual plants. If you want recipes for different ways to prepare dandelions, just turn to the chapter on dandelions. Most other books of wild edible plant recipes are categorized in groups like: soups, casseroles, desserts, etc. Then you have to go to the index to look up the dandelions and trek through many recipes hopefully to find what looks pleasing to you. The arrangement in the Beatty’s book makes a lot more sense to me.”
Another reviewer wrote: “This is a great book, simple and easy to understand. Great and fun recipes, I like it! I recommend it to anyone who would like to try some new and fun foods with ingredients from nature… this would be great coupled with a plant ID book.”
Autographed copies are available for $9.95 plus $3.00 shipping. West Virginia residents add $.60 sales tax per book. Not available outside the continental United States. Mail check or money order to: Bill Beatty, 540 Genteel Ridge Road, Wellsburg, WV 26070 Please make sure to include your shipping address.