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Cornucopia II: A Source Book of Edible Plants

    by Stephen Facciola; Kampong Publications
Complete reference and source book of edible plants of the world, invaluable to gardeners, cooks, economic botanists, those in the specialty and gourmet foods business. Includes 3,000 species and 7,000 varieties of food plants. More than 1300 catalog... View details »

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What to Eat

    by Marion Nestle; North Point Press
Nutritionist Nestle's newest volume aims to help the American consumer determine what best to eat to improve or to maintain good health. Pursuing what she hopes is a unique and beneficial approach, she surveys a supermarket on a food-by-food basis, n... View details »

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The Neighborhood Forager: A Guide for the Wild Food Gourmet

    by Robert K. Henderson; Chelsea Green Publishing Company
An expert forager provides a fine introduction to the most readily accessible and tasty salad greens, nuts, teas, seasonings, and other foodstuffs available in the gardens, fields, woodlands, and parking strips of North America. Includes charts of pl... View details »

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How Indians Use Wild Plants for Food, Medicine and Crafts

    by Frances Densmore; Dover Publications
Ethnologist with the Smithsonian Institution offers a wealth of material on nearly 200 plants used by Chippewas of Minnesota and Wisconsin. Emphasis on wild plants and lesser-known uses. A fascinating, well-illustrated study.... View details »

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The Eco-Foods Guide : What's Good for the Earth is Good for You!

    by Cynthia Barstow; New Society Pub
In a straightforward style, The Eco-Foods Guide ex-amines the downside: pesticides and growth hormones, biotechnology and processed foods, manufacturing concentration and animal husbandry, and the overuse of nonrenewable resources. At the same time, ... View details »

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Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health (California Studies in Food and Culture, 3)

    by Marion Nestle; University of California Press
In the U.S., we're bombarded with nutritional advice--the work, we assume, of reliable authorities with our best interests at heart. Far from it, says Marion Nestle, whose Food Politics absorbingly details how the food industry--through lo... View details »

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Guide to Wild Foods and Useful Plants

    by Ed, Jr. Begley, Christopher Nyerges; Chicago Review Press
Nyerges, an authority on survival skills, discusses 71 wild foods--from agave to yucca--and tells where they can be found. Some of the more familiar plants are chickweed, chicory, dandelion, fennel, grass, milkweed, nasturtium, prickly pear, thistle,... View details »

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Wild Food (Natural History Photographic Guides)

    by Roger Phillips; Pan
Illustrated with photos, this book is very helpful in identifying wild food plants, and the text is descriptive and written with passion for the subject. Phillips has tried every recipe he recommends and in every way the book is more thorough. It is ... View details »

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Foraging New England: Finding, Identifying, and Preparing Edible Wild Foods and Medicinal Plants from Maine to Connecticut

    by Tom Seymour; Falcon
New England's diverse geography overflows with edible plant and animal species. Through the seasons, this forager's paradise offers a continually changing list of wild, harvestable treasures. From Beach Peas to Serviceberries, Lamb's-Quarters to Lady... View details »

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