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Stalking the wild asparagus / by Euell Gibbons ; with illustrations by Margaret F. Schroeder ; including a remembrance of the author by John McPhee.

Gibbons, Euell. (Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Pease Public Library.

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Pease Public Library 581.632 GIBBONS 34598000739196 Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0911469036
  • ISBN: 9780911469035
  • ISBN: 0911469044
  • ISBN: 9780911469042
  • Physical Description: xiii, 303 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Edition: 50th anniversary ed.
  • Publisher: Putney, Vt. : A.C. Hood ; [1987], ©1962.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Reprint. Originally published: New York : D. McKay, 1962.
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Some thoughts on wild food -- The Acorn : ancient food of man -- The Green Amaranth : invader from the tropics -- Wild apples and crab apples -- Arrowhead for Wapatoo : favorite food plant of American Indians -- The Jerusalem Artichoke -- Stalking the wild asparagus -- The sweet birch -- Blackberries and dewberries -- The Huckleberry and blueberry tribes -- Great burdock or wild gobo -- Calamus : confection, cure-all and salad plant -- Supermarket of the swamps : the common cattail -- Wild cherries -- Eat your chickory and drink it too -- Wild cranberries -- The official remedy for disorders -- New food from a familiar flower -- A salute to the elderberry : with a nod to scarlet sumac -- Using wild grapes -- Ground cherries for pies and preserves -- The groundnut or Indian potato -- Japanese knotweed : a combination fruit-vegetable -- Juneberries, shadberries or serviceberries -- Sweets from trees -- May apple, or American mandrake -- The common milkweed -- Mulberries : red and white -- The cult of the mycophagists -- Wild mustard : nature's finest health food -- The wild onion family -- The pawpaw : a tropical fruit come North -- The sugar-plum tree : persimmon -- Beating the pigs to the pigweeds -- Poke : wild potherb par excellence -- Purslane : India's gift to the world -- Raspberries and wineberries -- The sassafras for food and drink -- Economics of wild strawberries -- The Spring beauty or fairy spuds -- The common sunflower -- Wildwood teas -- Walnuts and hickory nuts -- The nose twister : king of wild salad plants -- Wild rice : epicurean delight -- Winter cress : the first with the most -- A wild winter garden in your cellar -- Wild honey -- How about the meat course -- Spinning for bluegills -- How to cook a carp -- The crayfish : a real luxury food -- On eating frog's legs -- Turtles and terrapins -- Herbal medicine from wild plants -- The proof of the pudding.
Summary, etc.:
A delightful book on the recognition, gathering, preparation and use of the natural health foods that grow wild all around us. The lore contained here can turn every field, forest, swamp, and vacant lot and roadside into a health-food market with free merchandise.
An imaginative approach to cooking, offering numerous recipes for main dishes and accompaniments made from wild berries, roots, nuts, and leaves.
Subject: Wild plants, Edible > United States.
Wild plants, Edible > Canada.
Cooking (Wild foods)
Genre: Cookbooks.

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