Pacific Feast shares expert advice on how to identify the good eats, harvest responsibly, and create delicious meals with your finds. Author Jennifer Hahn provides detailed field notes on more than 40 species, including where to find them, which parts are edible, and their best culinary uses. In addition to the delectable recipes from well-known coastal chefs, readers will also appreciate Hahn's intimate stories of reveling in nature's bounty and Mac Smith's lush identification photographs.
A handy pocket reference to identifying the region's wild edibles. The Pacific Coast Foraging Guide provides quick-reference identification for 45 wild foods commonly foraged in the Pacific Coast region, from the San Francisco Bay Area north to Alaska including nettles, shellfish, berries, sea veggies, and more. Designed to complement Jennifer Hahn's cookbook Pacific Feast, as well as any foraging guide to the region, this laminated, fold-out card features identification photographs by Mac Smith, basic information about each species, and a summary of ethical harvesting guidelines.
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A noted wild edibles authority, Doug Benoliel provides more than 65 thorough descriptions of the most common edible plants of the Pacific Northwest region, from asparagus to watercress, juneberries to cattails, and many, many more! He also includes a description of which poisonous "look-alike" plants to avoid -- a must-read for the foraging novice. Features include detailed illustrations of each plant, an illustrated guide to general plant identification principles, seasonality charts for prime harvesting, a selection of simple foraging recipes, and a glossary of botanical terms.