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A Feast of Weeds

A Literary Guide to Foraging and Cooking Wild Edible Plants
Ballerini, Luigi (Book - 2012)
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The primal experience of gathering is inscribed in every human's DNA, and this book invites us to look beyond the refrigerator and cupboard to the abundance of wild edible plants that can be found and harvested everywhere. Part reference guide, part cookbook, A Feast of Weeds encourages readers to forage diverse natural environments for food, even in our city parks and streets. Luigi Ballerini shows tremendous breadth and depth of knowledge in an opening literary and historical analysis that explains how we have come to eat and cultivate wild plants. Each chapter that follows is devoted to a single ingredient-greens such as nettles, fennel, mint, chicory, and dandelion; and fruits such as berries, pomegranate, and prickly pear. Ballerini's delightful commentary helps foragers recognize, gather, and cook their harvest. Delicious and straightforward recipes from Southern Italy bring out the flavor and wholesomeness of each ingredient, highlighting the peasant roots of each dish.
Authors: Ballerini, Luigi
Uniform Title: Erbe da mangiare. English
Title: A feast of weeds
a literary guide to foraging and cooking wild edible plants
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2012
Characteristics: x, 276 p. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Luigi Ballerini ; recipes by Ada De Santis ; illustrations by Giuliano Della Casa ; translated by Gianpiero W. Doebler
Notes: Translated from Italian
Translation of: Erbe da mangiare
Contents: Introduction: eating greens does not mean grazing
Bay leaves
Blackberries
Blueberries
Borage
Capers
Chamomile
Cipollini
Crested wartycabbage
Daisy
False acacia
Mallow
Milk thistle
Mint
Myrtle berries
Nettle
Pine nuts
Pomegranate
Prickly pear
Purslane
Red poppy
Samphire
Sow thistle
Strawberry tree/Arbutus
Thyme
Wallrocket
Wild arugula
Wild asparagus
Wild fennel
Wild raspberries
Wild strawberries
ISBN: 0520270347
9780520270343
Branch Call Number: 581.632 B191f 2012
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Cooking, Italian Southern style Cooking (Wild foods) Wild plants, Edible
Topical Term: Cooking, Italian
Cooking (Wild foods)
Wild plants, Edible
LCCN: 2012013040
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The primal experience of gathering is inscribed in every human's DNA, and this book invites us to look beyond the refrigerator and cupboard to the abundance of wild edible plants that can be found and harvested everywhere.


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