From acorns, cactus, and yucca to mesquite, manzanita, and lamb’s quarters — Foraging California guides readers to the edible wild foods and healthful herbs of the Golden State. Organized by plant families, this book is an authoritative guide for nature lovers, outdoors enthusiasts, and gastronomes. This guide includes:
- Species ranging from herbs to trees
- Forager notes and expert advice on identifying, preparing, freezing, drying, storing, and cooking wild edibles
- Tools, techniques, and foraging etiquette
- Recipes to prepare at home and on the trail
Christopher Nyerges, co-founder of the School of Self-Reliance, has led wild food walks for thousands of students since 1974. He has authored over a dozen books on wild foods, survival, and self-reliance, and has written numerous newspaper and magazine articles. He teaches and lives in Los Angeles County.