Forage, Harvest, Feast

Marie Viljoen’s Forage, Harvest, Feast stands out as an Editor’s Choice on the Best Products List of 35 Gardening Gifts. It’s a testament to her unparalleled foray into urban foraging and the culinary treasures it holds.

Celebrated for her profound knowledge of wild plants and their integration into contemporary cuisine, Viljoen brings the wilderness into the kitchen with grace and flair.

A Forager’s Feast for All Seasons

Amy Stewart, a New York Times bestselling author, praises Viljoen as “the real deal.” This collection of over 500 seasonally inspired recipes is a delightful mix of innovation and tradition, catering to every taste and occasion.

Diverse Culinary Creations

Viljoen explores thirty-six versatile wild plants, some of which are becoming staples at farmers markets. Her recipes span a wide array of culinary delights:

  • Innovative Cocktails
  • Savory Snacks & Appetizers
  • Hearty Entrées
  • Luscious Desserts
  • Homemade Breads
  • Unique Preserves, Sauces, and Syrups
  • Flavorful Ferments, Spices, and Salts

From the simplicity of quickweed griddle cakes to the sophistication of souffléed tomato roulade, Viljoen’s recipes make the wild accessible and utterly delicious.

A Culinary Exploration

Forage, Harvest, Feast is not just a cookbook; it’s an invitation to explore underutilized flavors like bayberry and spicebush. Viljoen’s commitment to ecological sustainability shines through her inventive use of plants like Japanese knotweed and mugwort.

Beyond the Recipes

With hundreds of color photographs and cultivation tips, this book is a comprehensive guide for anyone looking to dive into the world of foraging.

It’s a celebration of local flavors and a reminder that eating wild food connects us with our heritage.

Pascal Baudar, author of The New Wildcrafted Cuisine, admires the book’s creativity and accessibility, calling it “an amazing source of inspiration.”

Embracing the Wild

Led by a quest for exceptional flavors and ecologically sound practices, Viljoen invites regular cooks to tame the feral kitchen. Forage, Harvest, Feast is a radical act of remembering and honoring our shared culinary heritage, destined to become a cornerstone for modern foragers and food enthusiasts alike.

Ready to transform wild ingredients into extraordinary meals? Let Marie Viljoen guide you through the flavorful world of urban foraging and beyond.

Author: Marie Viljoen

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 9781603587501

Pages: 480

Country: UK  

Language: English  

Dimension: 7 x 10 inch