The Forager's Kitchen - Book Review and Giveaway

Foraging is not only the latest food trend but it can become a pastime too.
Eating 'off the land' means working with the seasons.  Free food can be found around and about without whether you live in a city, the countryside or by the sea.  All without too much effort involved this book shows you how to make the most of what you've found.  

The Forager's Kitchen Book

An hardback book full of more that 100 recipes showing you just how easy it is to find what amounts to free food and what can be made from it.
Covering edible wild flowers, herbs, berries and more, you'll find delicious recipes from Honeysuckle jelly, Carrot and Clover cake, Wild Thyme sorbet, Garlic Mustard, Chickweed and Tomato brushetta and far, far more.

Brilliant photography throughout by Peter Moore (foraging photos) and the recipe photos by Stuart West are stunning.

I think you'll agree these Wild Mushrooms tarts look wonderful.

Or how about these Violet Macaroons?

The recipes are easy to follow and all in all this is a very interesting and handy book to have.
 The Forager’s Kitchen by Fiona Bird is published by Cico Books at £16.99 and is available from

Thank you to Lauren for sending me this book to review and supplying a giveaway copy.

Now for the Giveaway!
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  1. I've gone as far as foraging for elderberries, blackberries, wild garlic and sorrel. I'd love to try picking my own wild mushrooms, but am a bit scared in case I poison myself!

  2. I forage for sloes, to make sloe gin, and blackberries, of course! When I was a child I helped my parents to make dandelion wine - we picked the dandelions at the side of a busy dual carriageway. Ugh! It's a good job I was too young to drink the results, especially as it was long before the days of unleaded petrol! I'd love to learn more about wild foods and how to cook them.

  3. onl;y ever collected wild blackberrys x

  4. I have foraged for elderflowers and sloes

  5. Only blackberries as I've been really been sure of whats okay to eat

  6. wild garlic and blackberries

  7. Yes, blackberrys but not much else! xx

  8. i used to go picking blackberries all the time

  9. No,I have never foraged! My grandad used to get up early and collect field mushrooms for breakfast,I wouldn't dare though!

  10. not yet, my brother said he would take me in the summer :)

  11. Never have but have eaten freshly foraged food and would love to do it!

  12. Been picking blackberries and that's all.


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