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Food for Free
  • ISBN: 9780008543105
  • Pages: 336
  • Publication date: 12 September 2022
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Binding: Hardback

Food for Free - Release date: 12 September 2022

Richard Mabey
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Originally published in 1972, Richard Mabey’s classic foraging guide has never been out of print since. Food for Free is a complete guide to help you safely identify edible species that grow around us, together with detailed artwork, field identification notes and recipes.

In this 50th anniversary edition, Richard Mabey’s fully-revised text is accompanied by photographs, new recipes and a wealth of practical information on identifying, collecting, cooking and preparing, history and folklore. Informatively written, beautifully illustrated and produced in a new, larger format, Food for Free will inspire us to be more self-sufficient and make use of the natural resources around us to enhance our lives.



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