Southwest Foraging: 117 Wild and Flavorful Edibles from Barrel Cactus to Wild Oregano

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Herbalist, educator, and lecturer John Slattery shares his expert foraging knowledge, including traditional methods of gathering and processing. Savor fresh mulberries along the trail, or blend them with foraged nuts and seeds for snacking. Enjoy a simple but delicious sun tea made from desert willow flowers. Along the way, learn what to look for, when and where to look, and how to gather the abundant wild edibles of the Southwest responsibly.
  • An A-to-Z guide for foraging year-round
  • Detailed information for safe identification
  • Suggestions for sustainable harvesting
  • Tips on preparation and use

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About the Author

John Slattery is a bioregional herbalist, educator, and forager who is passionate about helping people develop deep and meaningful relationships with wild plants. Visit him at johnjslattery.com.

Reviews

“No one has advanced wild foraging in the desert Southwest as much as John Slattery. His plant knowledge, ethics, and practices are becoming more relevant, if not necessary, for our collective survival.” —Gary Paul Nabahn, director of the Center for Regional Food Studies, University of Arizona
 
“A wonderful guide that will diversify our diets and lure us into the natural world.” —Brad Lancaster, cofounder of Desert Harvesters
 
“A must-have on the subject! Eloquent and replete with scientific acumen and stunning photos, this guide is a treasure.” —Carolyn Niethammer, author of Cooking the Wild Southwest

“Invaluable.” —Foodies West

“Accessible volume for beginning botanists. . . . Entries are organized alphabetically by common name with full-color photos and “how-to” information for safely identifying and responsibly harvesting edible desert plants.” —Edible Phoenix

“The Timber Press foraging series offers another set of books with high quality photography. . . . also available as handy Kindles.” —American Herb Association Quarterly

Southwest Foraging implores us to eat what’s growing around us. It is an opportunity to experience the intensity of the Sonoran Desert with mind and mouth.” —Tucson Weekly

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