Stalking the Wild Asparagus Author:Euell Gibbons Euell Gibbons is probably one of the few men in this country to devote a considerable part of his life to the adventure of "living off the land." His greatest pleasure is seeking out all sorts of wild plants, which he makes into delicious dishes (and even home remedies), and then improvising tackle and traps to catch fish and small game, to acco... more »mpany these gifts from nature to the table.
The plants he recommends for eating for simple pleasure or as health foods are widely available everywhere. There are recipes here for flour from cattails; breads, cakes, cereals, pies, puddings, muffins, from such plants as acorns, water lilies, June and other wild berries. Delicious vegetable and casserold dishes emerge from purslane, docks, sorrel and dandelion. He brews beer from birch and makes wines and jams from the most improbable berries. Nor does he neglect the bees and their treasures of wild honey.
Through, Gibbons describes the actual methods of hunting, fishing, recognizing, gathering and using wild products for food or health, with detailed directions and recipes for everything mentioned.« less