Wild Food: Nature's Harvest: How to Gather, Cook and Preserve

Wild Food: Nature's Harvest: How to Gather, Cook and Preserve

by Biddy White Lennon, Evan Doyle

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Overview

Foods for free, to enjoy fresh, or preserved for cooking with creative recipes all year round, or given as gifts from your kitchen.

Wild Food reveals the secrets of how to indentify, pick, preserve and cook the wild foods that grow in our hedgerows, woodlands, hillsides or seashore.

Foraging through the seasons: nettle, wild garlic, dillisk, carrageen, sea beet, samphire, sorrel, elderflower, hawthorn, sea lettuce, wild strawberries, bilberries, chanterelle, field mushrooms, blackberries, cep, damson, rowanberries, crab apple, herbs, elderberry, rose hips, hazelnut and sloe.

Also included are 60 delicious recipes, both traditional favourites and current specialities at Strawberry Tree Restaurant.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781847174673
Publisher: Irish American Book Company
Publication date: 10/09/2013
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Biddy White Lennon was a noted cook and personality, familiar to many people as Maggie from The Riordans. She was a founder member and Chairwoman of the Irish Food Writers Guild as well as editor and food writer of Irish Home Diary and wrote regularly for Food and Wine Magazine.

As a judge on The Great Irish Bake-Off, Biddy displayed her passion for great food that can be cooked by ordinary people in their own homes. Biddy died in 2017.

Evan Doyle opened his first restaurant in Clifden, County Galway, in 1985, and followed this with the original Strawberry Tree Restaurant in Killarney, County Kerry, in 1988. In 1999, together with his two brothers, Evan opened The BrookLodge Hotel in Macreddin Village, County Wicklow and it is here that today's Strawberry Tree restaurant showcases artisan and locally produced organic foods. In 2004 it became the first and only certified organic restaurant in Ireland.
Evan is a member of Eurotoques and has hosted the National Food Forum and the very first Wild Food Festival. He is involved in the Slow Food movement and is a founding member of The South Dublin/Wicklow Convivium. Evan is Chairperson of The Taste Council of Ireland and is a Director of The Organic Trust.

Evan Doyle opened his first restaurant in Clifden, County Galway, in 1985, and followed this with the original Strawberry Tree Restaurant in Killarney, County Kerry, in 1988. In 1999, together with his two brothers, Evan opened The BrookLodge Hotel in Macreddin Village, County Wicklow and it is here that today's Strawberry Tree restaurant showcases artisan and locally produced organic foods. In 2004 it became the first and only certified organic restaurant in Ireland.
Evan is a member of Eurotoques and has hosted the National Food Forum and the very first Wild Food Festival. He is involved in the Slow Food movement and is a founding member of The South Dublin/Wicklow Convivium. Evan is Chairperson of The Taste Council of Ireland and is a Director of The Organic Trust.

Table of Contents

A Lifelong Passion - Biddy White Lennon 8

The Long-Field, The Strawberry Tree and The Food Story of Macreddin Village - Evan Doyle 10

How the Book Works 14

A Charter for the Sustainable Harvesting of Wild Food 17

Forager's Calendar 22

Preserving Wild Food 23

Wild Nettle February-August 35

Wild Dillisk (Dulse) February-November 45

Wild Carrageen February-November 53

Wild Garlic Early March-May 63

Wild Sea Beet March-November 73

Wild Rock Samphire March-November 81

Wild St George's Mushroom April-August 89

Wild Sorrel April-November 97

Wild Hawthorn May-November 105

Wild Elderflower May-Late June 115

Wild Sea Lettuce May-November 123

Wild Herbs and Flowers May-September 129

Wild Strawberry June-Late September 137

Wild Chanterelle July-November 145

Wild Bilberry Late July-August 153

Wild Field Mushroom Late July-October 163

Wild Blackberry August-October 171

Wild Rowanberry August-Late October 179

Wild Damson August-September 187

Wild Cep, Penny Bun August-November 195

Wild Crab Apple September-Late October 205

Wild Elderberry Early September-October 215

Wild Hazelnut September-November 225

Wild Rose September-November 233

Wild Sloe Late October-Early December 243

Gifts from The Wild Food Kitchen 252

Index 255

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