by Briana Wiles
June 15, 2016
Over the last few years, this book has became our go-to reference for Colorado plant foraging. It is well organized and highly usable, featuring over 100 edibles in alphabetical order. Of course it is packed with useful tips for each edible: Identification, preservation, edibility, sustainability and more. In fact, we liked it so much we now use the whole regional series from Timberpress, each one written by a local expert, like Briana Wiles.
ISBN 9781604696783, 1604696788
Trade Paperback | 338 pages
Mountain States Foraging is part of the Timber Press Regional Foraging book series. Perfect for new and experiences foragers in Colorado, eastern Oregon, eastern Washington, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Wyoming, southernmost Alberta, and southernmost Saskatchewan.
The Mountain States offer a veritable feast for foragers, and with Briana Wiles as your trusted guide you will learn how to safely find and identify an abundance of delicious wild plants. The plant profiles in Mountain States Foraging include clear, color photographs, identification tips, guidance on how to ethically harvest, and suggestions for eating and preserving. A handy seasonal planner details which plants are available during every season. Thorough, comprehensive, and safe, this is a must-have for foragers in Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, eastern Oregon, eastern Washington, and northern Nevada.
Briana Wiles is a herbalist and wild plants expert. She teaches classes on foraging and medicinal plants. Wiles also runs Rooted Apothecary, which offers bulk herbs, herbal remedies, and her own line of body-care products made with foraged botanicals. Visit her online at rooted-apothecary.com.
“Taste the West! Wiles introduces delicious wild edible plants and flavors you’ve probably never considered before.” —Thomas J. Elpel, author of Foraging the Mountain West and Botany in a Day
“A stunning look at the natural abundance of the mountain states—with clear guidance on identification, gathering techniques, and uses for fruits, leaves, roots, and flowers.” —Jennifer McGruther, author of The Nourished Kitchen
“The Timber Press foraging series offers another set of books with high quality photography. . . . also available as handy Kindles.” —American Herb Association Quarterly
“A very easy-to-use guide with beautiful clear photos for identification.” —Fresh Air Fort Collins
“If you’re new to foraging, you’ll find Wiles’ hundreds of clear color photos and tips on how to harvest sustainably, garble, winnow, and avoid poisonous plants very useful. Even if you’re a seasoned pro, her thoughts on what to make with your findings will surely inspire. . . . fantastic suggestions for how to consume and preserve edibles in unique ways.” —5280