Ever wondered what's good to eat and growing just on your doorstep? The Urban Forager is a surprising guide to the edible plants that grow in parks, along canals and on your own street. Designed to give you ideas throughout the year the book is organised by season. Introducing wild plants you may or may not be familiar with and giving 32 easy vegetarian recipes. Hawthorn berry ketchup, cherry blossom shortbread, nettle ravioli, elderflower fritters and cowslip summer rolls to name a few. This beautifully photographed guide, written by professional forager Wross Lawrence will have you serving up some unusual meals.
Wross Lawrence is a professional forager with over 10 years’ experience, supplying wild food to royalty, Michelin-starred restaurants, veg box delivery companies, department stores, breweries and more.
Marco Kesseler is a London-based photographer whose clients include FT Magazine, The New York Times and TIME.
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This book is beautifully produced, has some great recipe ideas and I love supporting a small indie publishing house. Each wild plant is accompanied by a fun and engaging description that concisely and accurately describes how to spot and identify them. I would highly recommend this little gem of a book to anyone interested in foraging and very much hope it is made into a series so that there are more to come!