I am an amateur forager… wait, that’s giving myself too much credit. I am an aspiring forager. I read books and a lot of online material about the topic. I’m proud to say that I’ve picked some wild stuff (shown above, mustard greens). I am lucky, though, because the area in which I live is rich with wild veggies.
I recently received a book called Foraging & Feasting by Dina Falconi and illustrated by Wendy Hollender. They raised money to publish their book via Kickstarter (if you don’t know about it, check it out – it’s a wonderful way to support great ideas). Anyway, Dina knows her stuff and just flipping through the book has me all tingly with anticipation. Learning is fun! Also, Wendy’s illustrations are pretty awesome. I’ve always been a fan of botanical illustrations – they have an old-timey feel that you don’t see too often in the art world these days.
If you are interested in purchasing, you can go to the publishing website Botanical Arts Press LLC.