The Best Books on Foraging
Foraging, or searching for edible plants in the wild, has become hugely popular in recent years. For the survialist, it’s a great skill to have because it widens the available food by so much. Here are the best books on foraging according to user reviews on Amazon.
1. The Forager’s Harvest: A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Edible Wild Plants
The best book about foraging according to Amazon reviews is The Forager’s Harvest: A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Edible Wild Plants. It covers every aspect of edible wild plants, how to find and identify them, when each plant is in season, and how to collect and prepare them. It is useful for both beginner and experienced foragers.
Reviews say: “best available book,” “very valuable resource,” “does not overwhelm,” “excellent introduction,” and “you will love it.”
2. Edible Wild Plants: Wild Foods From Dirt To Plate
Second on the list is Edible Wild Plants: Wild Foods From Dirt To Plate. It is designed for both beginners and advanced foragers and contains a great amount of details in an easy to understand format as well as detailed photos of the plants and every stage of growth. It also includes recipes to help you figure out what to do with these wild plants once you find them.
Reviews say: “a must-have book,” “the best,” “nailed it,” “all-inclusive,” “beautiful book,” “easy to read,” and “as good as it gets.”
3. Nature’s Garden: A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Edible Wild Plants
Third on our list is Nature’s Garden: A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Edible Wild Plants. It is by the same author as the first book on our list, The Forager’s Harvest. This book takes off where that one left off and covers different plants than the first book.
Reviews say: “best ever published,” “photos are beautiful,” “detailed and thorough,” “awesome,” “a page turner,” “best book on this subject,” and “well written.”