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The Forager's Calendar

Imprint: Profile Books
Pages: 400
Subject: Travel & Nature
Illustrations: line and colour photographs both in text – pics supplied by author

The Forager's Calendar

A Seasonal Guide to Nature’s Wild Harvests

John Wright

A month by month handbook for foraging in the woods, fields and seashores of Great Britain

Hardback(Preorder only)
9781781256213 (Published 28 Mar 2019)

About the book

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.

About the author

John Wright is a naturalist and one of Great Britain's leading experts on fungi. His publications include books on how to forage in hedgerows and seashores, on the delights and perils of gathering fungi and mushrooms, and how to make your own booze, all published in the popular River Cottage Handbook series. His most recent books include, The Naming of the Shrew: A Curious History of Latin Names (Bloomsbury, 2014) and A Natural History of the Hedgerow: and ditches, dykes and dry stone walls (Profile, 2016).


Praise for A Natural History of the Hedgerow:
A beautifully presented field guide.

- Robbie Millen, The Times

This illustrated survey is historically detailed, enriched by the author's deep knowledge of British landscapes and natural history.

- Guardian

A true labour of love spiced with a fine dry humour... [not] just a delightful one-off read, but an invaluable work of reference that will remain on my bookshelves for good.

- Christopher Hart, The Sunday Times

Praise for The Naming of the Shrew:
Who would have thought that a book about Latin names could be quite so compelling!

- Alan Titchmarsh

Brims with verbal curiosities.

- Nature

Additional Information

Imprint: Profile Books
Pages: 400
Subject: Travel & Nature
Illustrations: line and colour photographs both in text – pics supplied by author

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