Food For Free (UK Foraging Book)

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Written by award winning author and naturalist Richard Mabey—‘Food for Free’ is from the Collins Gem collection—a series of world-famous miniature reference books.

An introductory reference guide to over 100 wild edible plants in the UK—‘Food for Free’ covers a selection of mushrooms, plants, berries, seaweed and shellfish.

Along with a descriptions of each plant, the guide includes illustrations, properties, hints on when to harvest, plus some information on historical use and suggestions for preparation. Some information on poisonous species to avoid is also included.

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Because of their compact size, Collins Gems are lightweight and easy to pack, making them perfect to keep in the car and easy to bring along on outdoor excursions.

As always, utmost care should be used when consuming wild foods, no one book should be relied upon: always seek expert advice and only consume wild plants when you are completely certain of their safety.

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