The Forager’s Calendar – John Wright

16,95

The Forager’s Calendar – John Wright

16,95

Look out of your window, walk down a country path or go to the beach in Great Britain, and you are sure to see many wild species that you can take home and eat. From dandelions in spring to sloe berries in autumn, via wild garlic, samphire, chanterelles and even grasshoppers, our countryside is full of edible delights in any season.
John Wright is the country’s foremost expert in foraging and brings decades of experience, including as forager at the River Cottage, to this seasonal guide. Month by month, he shows us what species can be found and where, how to identify them, and how to store, use and cook them.
You’ll learn the stories behind the Latin names, the best way to tap a Birch tree, and how to fry an ant, make rosehip syrup and cook a hop omelette.
Fully illustrated throughout, with tips on kit, conservation advice and what to avoid, this is an indispensable guide for everyone interested in wild food, whether you want to explore the great outdoors, or are happiest foraging from your armchair.
‘He writes so engagingly that it’s hard to imagine that actual foraging can be more attractive than reading his accounts of it. …[This book] is a treasure. It is beautifully produced, designed and illustrated.’ – John Carey, The Sunday Times
Shortlisted for the Andre Simon Food and Drink Book Awards for 2019.
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The Forager’s Calendar is the latest book from John Wright.

John Wright lives in West Dorset with his wife and (sometimes) their two daughters. He has had seven books published: River Cottage Mushroom Handbook, River Cottage Edible Seashore, River Cottage Hedgerow, River Cottage Booze Book, Naming of the Shrew, Natural History of the Hedgerow and The Forager’s Calendar. He is now researching a new book with the working title ‘The Natural History of British Grasslands’. It is due out some time in 2021.

In addition to his books, Wright contributes articles to various magazines, principally Country Life. He gives the occasional radio interview and lectures widely on foraging, natural history and the Latin nomenclature of organisms.

Wright is one of the most experienced foray leaders in Britain, having led around 800 forays since he began in 1992. He still takes for every year for a variety of organisations (such as River Cottage). See www.ediblebush.com for more details. He also leads private forays for individuals, corporate days and even the occasional stag and hen do.

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English