A new edition of a much-loved foraging classic, The Flavors of Home introduces readers to the San Francisco Bay Area’s abundance of edible wild plants and mushrooms. Margit Roos-Collins’s lively, graceful instructions for identifying and enjoying 128 blossoms, berries, nuts, greens, mushrooms, and seaweeds inspires a deep sense of intimacy and affection for our surroundings. Detailed line drawings accompany each description of a plant’s appearance, habitat, seasonality, and taste. Included are several recipes for dishes as varied as seaweed kim chee and madrone berry pudding. An emphasis on ethical gathering practices encourages foragers to harvest responsibly and sustainably. Both field guide and manual for living with the land, The Flavors of Home connects inhabitants of one of California’s largest metropolitan areas to the rich wildness in its midst.
This edition features new maps, a new introduction from the author with updated information on parks’ foraging policies, and a foreword by forageSF founder Iso Rabins.