The Forager's Kitchen: Over 100 Field-to-Table Recipes
Foraging may be the latest food trend, but it is a pastime that passionate cooks have long enjoyed. And as The Forager's Kitchen demonstrates, foraging can result in some truly scrumptious dishes! Written by Fiona Bird, a tenacious forager who has been gathering food for many years, The Forager's Kitchen will show you that you can eat off the land wherever you live. Whether you live in a large city, in open countryside, or by the coast, you will find more ingredients growing in the wild than you could imagine. With a little bit of expert knowledge and some handy tips to guide your fingers, you'll learn the best spots and seasons to find your favourite foods, for free! Then, once you have brought your bounty home, there are more than 100 simple recipes for you to try. From carrot and clover cake to wild berry and herb marshmallows, you'll never look at the outdoors in the same way again.
Fiona Bird is a graduate of St Andrew's university, mother of six, and a past finalist of the BBC television series Masterchef. She has always had a passion for cooking and foraging. She lives in Scotland, is self-taught, and has an approach to food that is based upon tight budgets, limited time and access to lots of wildlife. Fiona has written another recipe book entitled Seaweed in the Kitchen and has authored Let Your Kids Go Wild Outside, a book teaching kids about the wonders of nature. Fiona is an active campaigner for healthier diets and for cookery teaching in schools, and she writes articles and recipes extensively for newspapers and magazines. She is a member of the Guild of Food Writers, and also develops recipes for television. With her husband, Fiona is the founder of Stirrin' Stuff, an organization which works to educate children and parents about food.