Best Edible Wild Plants Book Will Literally Provide Food During Doomsday

Edible Wild Plants: Wild Foods From Dirt To Plate

The book Edible Wild Plants: Wild Foods From Dirt To Plate could potentially be the difference between starving or not if you are running out of food in a Doomsday survival scenario. is reader-supported. When you buy via the links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission at no cost to you. Learn more.

Why you might need it

In a Doomsday survival scenario, this book can potentially provide more food on your table. There are wild plants typically available in many areas that are edible but that you possibly are not even aware of. The same goes for poisonous plants. It would be valuable to know what you can and cannot eat in a Doomsday survival situation. For some wild plants, different parts of the plant are edible in different seasons. Edible Wild Plants: Wild Foods From Dirt To Plate is the best book on this topic that I have seen and it has great illustrations. It is basically a user manual on wild edible plants. This book dedicates a chapter for each plant giving you the details you need and even includes recipes and a nutrition chart. This book does not cover every wild plant. Instead it covers with sufficient detail, the wild plants that are edible that you are most likely to run across in the wild or even your own back yard.

Added Tip

Take this book with you and practice identifying wild edible plants. Never eat any plant unless you are absolutely positive it is edible. It is a good idea to double check with a local expert or wild edible book prior to consuming wild plants!

Where To Buy

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"Absolutely love this wild plant guide."

"If you buy one wild plant book, buy this one! This is by far the best book on wild plants that I have come across. Kallas wrote this with regular, conventional people in mind. You don't have to be a raw-chard-for-breakfast extremist to love this book and use it in your daily diet! Extremely interesting and easy to read. I rarely read books like this cover-to-cover, but this one kept my enthusiasm. I have a heavy background in plants, but I still found globs of knowledge to add to my memory bank. While most books on wild plants are full of lists and bulletpoints that are virtually impossible to use in daily life, Kallas used his personal experiences with the plants to guide the reader in a usable, understandable fashion. Good for beginners and experts. Well worth the money."

"Finally a really, really clear and informative edible wild plants book! At our monster-big local bookstore, I looked through all the books on edible wild plants, and this one was by FAR the best! Rather than line drawings of hundreds of plants from all over, this book covers a more limited number of *readily available* wild edibles. As a result, the info and photos of each plant is MUCH more detailed, including various ways it can be cooked (also with photos), the plant's life cycle and various edible/non-edible parts, photos of any similar NON-edible plants, etc."

"If you are genuinely serious about learning AND eating edible wild plants on a regular basis, get this book. I have been gathering wild mushrooms for over 40 years, and foraging for wild foods for over 30 years. I am also a collector of wild mushrooms books, wild food books, wild edible flower books, and sea vegetable (seaweed) books, and have hundreds in my collection, all read cover to cover by the way. In short, if a book is about wild and edible, I probably have it, read it, or reviewed it. I'm hooked, and proudly so.

Dr. Kallas' book is comprehensive, while at the same time being user friendly, practical, and fun: It has better descriptions, deeper explanations, incredible photographs, current nutritional information, and a depth and breadth of facts and knowledge that is incomparable. He explains each plants life cycle in detail, discusses each stage of growth with appropriate photographs, and explains how to identify each of them. He shows and describes the one or more parts of each plant that are edible, where and how to gather them, when and how to prepare them, and includes tantalizing recipes that are accompanied with stunning photographs.

In addition, he discusses at length, the history and future of wild foods and how to grow a wild garden. He explains why eating wild food is not weird, but absolutely normal. And, he emphasizes why learning about, finding, gathering, and eating wild woods is an adventure that is rewarding and fun!

This book is not just a book on wild edible plant identification; it is an all-inclusive user manual, all presented with Dr. Kallas' subtle sense of humor. This book covers more useful information than any of the other books in my collection. If I could have only one book on edible wild plants, it would be Dr. Kallas', period!"

"5 Reasons To Love This Book.

1. This beautiful, glossy book has the sharpest edible wild plant photos available. If you didn't recognize these plants before, you will now.

2. The detailed plant guides describing "common weeds" are, without being a bit boring, fun to read and thorough.

3. The wild plant recipes have been tested and refined. Speaking from experience, the recipe results yield some very yummy surprises for kids and adults. Who knew purslane, mallow, and wood sorrel could taste so good?

4. Whether you're a wild food gourmand or just an occasional weed-nibbler like me, Kallas' writing style is both entertaining and enlightening.

5. This book could change the way the world eats (at least the way we eat in the USA) and that's why I bought multiple copies for our public library, school teachers, and fellow nature-lovers."

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