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Southwest Foraging - (Regional Foraging) by John Slattery (Paperback)

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Specifications

Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up

Number of Pages: 320

Format: Paperback

Series Title: Regional Foraging

Genre: Nature

Sub-Genre: Plants

Publisher: Timber Press (OR)

Book theme: General

Author: John Slattery

Language: English

Street Date: August 10, 2016
TCIN: 51544417
UPC: 9781604696509
Item Number (DPCI): 248-23-5215
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported

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About the Book



Southwest Foraging profiles 117 plants, with detailed information for safe identification, advice on sustainable harvesting, and tips on preparation and use. Part of the Timber Press Regional Foraging book series, this is for foragers in Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, southern Utah, and southern Nevada.



Book Synopsis



"No one has advanced wild foraging in the desert Southwest as much as John Slattery." --Gary Paul Nabahn, director of the Center for Regional Food Studies, University of Arizona

The Southwest offers a veritable feast for foragers, and with John Slattery as your trusted guide you will learn how to safely find and identify an abundance of delicious wild plants. The plant profiles in Southwest Foraging include clear, color photographs, identification tips, guidance on how to ethically harvest, and suggestions for eating and preserving. A handy seasonal planner details which plants are available during every season. Thorough, comprehensive, and safe, this is a must-have for foragers in Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, southern Utah, and southern Nevada.



From the Back Cover



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



Review Quotes




"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



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.
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