The Front Yard Forager

Identifying, Collecting, and Cooking the 30 Most Common Urban Weeds

Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Front Yard Forager
From the yard to the parking strip, in city parks or along municipal thoroughfares, food is abundant and free for the taking! - It doesn't get any more local than your own front yard! - Delicious and nutritious original recipes featuring horsetail, wild fennel, chickweed, and more - Many weeds pack a greater nutritional punch than store-bought vegetablesThe Front Yard Forager invites all of us to take control of our food by entering into the fun and delicious world of foraging. A concise field guide and recipe book, it showcases the 30 most readily found edible urban weeds. From dandelion to day lily, nipplewort to nettle, and pineapple weed to purslane there's a salad bowl full of fresh edibles just waiting to be collected and put to good use. Each plant profile features an easy-to-use field identification guide, including photographs, as well as where to find the plant and what to do with it in the kitchen. Recipes range from simple and classic to practically gourmet, while introductory chapters and sidebars cover the hows and whys of foraging: ethics, nutritional information, harvesting, precautions, and more. Written by Seattle's Melany Vorass, a longtime instructor of urban foraging, The Front Yard Forager brings DIY harvesting right to your door, making foraging easy, accessible, and fun for everyone - even in the middle of the city - or suburbia.

Publisher: Seattle, Wash. : Skipstone, 2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781594857478
Branch Call Number: 581.652 H5655f 2013
Characteristics: 191 p., [16] p. of plates :,ill. (some col.) ;,22 cm


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Take a stroll around your neighborhood and you're likely to spot dandelions growing by a fence, or clover sprouting up between cracks in the sidewalk...But did you know that colorful dandelion makes great fritters and clover can season a luscious soup?

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Nov 03, 2014
  • MsPea rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Well researched, and full of interesting recipes...I'm looking at my (weedy) garden in a new light.


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