Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Book Review | Southwest Foraging

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Southwest Foraging: 117 Wild and Flavorful Edibles from Barrel Cactus to Wild Oregano

By John Slattery

Have you seen, in the grocery store or farmers market, what you thought were exotic ingredients in the produce aisle? 

John Slattery, in Southwest Foraging: 117 Wild and Flavorful Edibles from Barrel Cactus to Wild Oregano, provides an A-to-Z guide for safe identification and tips on preparation and use. 

The book is more though. If you are a hiker in any southwest ecoregion or just curious about expanding your diet to include regional edibles this is a thorough reference to reduce the mystery. He includes photographs for ease in identification of plants.

I have made jelly from the tuna fruit of the cactus and now I find the desert willow can be used for tea.

Whether you are savoring southwest fruits, nuts, or seeds he encourages anyone attempting foraging to act responsibly. This resource would be very useful to pack for one day out or several, or a gift for your favorite naturalist.

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*Disclaimer: I receive a free E-book to read in exchange for this review. 


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