Finding, Identifying, and Preparing Edible Wild Foods in Arizona
Arizona is a diverse area from the Colorado Plateau to the lowland basin and range areas of the Sonoran desert. Foraging Arizona addresses all the traditional plants from mesquite, amaranth, and cactus fruits, to the common urban weeds such as purslane, mallow, and lambs quarter. You'll learn about the edible wild foods and healthful herbs of Arizona. Organized by botanical families with a helpful guide to the environmental zone, this is an authoritative guide for nature lovers and gastronomes. Use Foraging Arizona as a field guide or as a delightful armchair read. No matter what you're looking for, whether it’s history of how native plants were used or how you can forage some of your meals at home or on hiking trips, this guide will enhance your next backpacking trip or easy stroll around the garden.
Inside you'll find:
- Detailed descriptions of edible plants
- Tips on finding, preparing, and using foraged foods
- A glossary of botanical terms
- Full-color photos