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About the Book The Forager's Pantry
is for any home cook, chef, or foodie who wants to incorporate foraged flavors into their everyday cooking. This comprehensive and accessible book takes readers through spices and herbs, flowers, fruit, greens, nuts and seeds, tubers and roots, and mushrooms, showing how some of the best ingredients come from nature itself.
Book Synopsis A comprehensive and easy guide to bringing wild food indoors and new life to your cooking.
If you'd like to experiment with wild foods and explore new flavors, but don't know where to start--The Forager's Pantry
was written for you. This comprehensive and accessible book by Ellen Zachos takes readers through spices and herbs, flowers, fruit, greens, nuts and seeds, tubers and roots, and mushrooms, showing how some of the best ingredients come from nature itself. The Forager's Pantry
is for any home cook, chef, or foodie who wants to incorporate foraged flavors into their everyday cooking. This guide will start with individual ingredients before going into techniques, preservation, and master recipes, making foraged food both accessible and delicious. This book is for the adventurous home cook just waiting to get started--combine new foods with familiar staples, explore wild ingredients, and bring new life and excitement to your cooking.
"Well, it's time to up your game. In her new book, Ellen Zachos takes the hands of both beginner and seasoned foragers and guides them through the woods AND the kitchen - providing master recipes, flavor profiles, availability charts, and an encouraging, witty voice to help you adapt the familiar dishes you love to the hobby you may find yourself pursuing for the rest of your life.
If you're concerned about foraging, her experience and enthusiasm is infectious, and will help you dip your toes into all the things that make foraging so addictive: the fresh air...the quiet contemplation and observation... the discovery of treasure on a glorious spring afternoon."--Marianne Willburn "Garden Rant" (4/1/2021 12:00:00 AM)
"Ellen Zachos, founder of backyardforager.com, provides an introduction to common spices, herbs, flowers, fruit, seeds, roots, and mushrooms. She pairs foraged finds with familiar staples, such as eggs or frozen puff pastry, and stresses accessibility and sustainability."--Pooja Makhijani "Publishers Weekly" (3/5/2021 12:00:00 AM)
"Ellen Zachos is out to convert audiences with Forager's Pantry
, an inviting, easy-to-follow guide to tasty, wild plant ingredients that grow all around us, waiting to be harvested and eaten.
Glowing photographs and simple yet alluring recipes make it easy to head out in the woods, an urban park, or one's own backyard, plundering weeds and flower beds for delicious foods. Zachos includes a wealth of information about sustainable and healthy new ingredients "with exceptional, unbuyable flavors" to play around with.
With increased interest in homesteading, home cooking, organic gardening, environmental issues, and self-sustaining and economical activities, Forager's Pantry
is a cookbook that has wide appeal."--Rachel Jagareski "Foreword Reviews" (1/1/2021 12:00:00 AM)
"In this delightful outing
, food writer Zachos suggests ways to mix up meals using foraged plants.
This is perfect for spirited home cooks with a taste for wild, fresh flavors."-- "Publishers Weekly" (2/1/2021 12:00:00 AM)
About the Author Ellen Zachos's
work has appeared in Eating Well, Horticulture, The Cook's Cook, Edible New Mexico, Better Homes & Gardens, Backwoods Home, Country Gardens, Woman's Day,
and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Handbook Series. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.