This illustrated field guide to the most common edible wild plants, complete with recipes and folklore is the ideal companion for hiker, campers and anyone who enjoys eating the good food of the earth. This book provides everything you need to know about the most commonly found wild foods and even gives such mouth-watering recipes for each entry such as wild asparagus pizza, fiddlehead soup, and elderberry pie. This fully illustrated guide is the perfect companion for hikers, campers, and anyone who enjoys eating the good food of the earth. With it in hand, nature lovers will never take another hike without casting their eyes about for the next free meal. Edible wild plants, mushrooms, fruits, and nuts grow along roadsides, amid country fields, and in urban parks. All manner of leafy greens, mushrooms, and herbs that command hefty prices at the market are bountiful outdoors and free for the taking, in fact, they are free. But to enjoy them, one must know when to harvest and how to recognize, prepare, and eat them. Katie Lyle Letcher is an award winning cook and author of almost 20 books. She has been a newspaper food columnist and has her own blog.