Wild Food Books & CD-ROMs from Wild Food School

If you frequent the outdoors on a regular basis and want creative food ideas for living off the land, extending your provisions, or simply want to explore new food tastes and textures, or become a wild food gourmet, the Johnny Jumbalaya wild food guide series are one of the best starting points around... full of ideas and the unexpected.

The printed guides have wipe-clean laminated covers, are wire bound for flexibility in your rucksack. There's no hard spine to break or to trap water, and open flat / fold 360

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WFS Aide-Memoire to Edible Wild Plants [Northern Temperate]
Price 9.00 / UK P&P: 1.50

Plant identification is one of the key issues that faces any forager until they are sufficiently familiar with a number of edible wild plants available to them. Around 40 of the better wild greens, from a variety of habitats, are covered in this WFS breast-pocket A7-sized aide-memoire with laminated pages. The plants have also been selected to provide the forager with some sort of edible greens throughout the yearly cycle.

Now available in digital form as an eBook (in PDF format) which you can print out and laminate yourself. Price 3.00.
WFS Aide-Memoire - Edible Wild Plants
WFS Backpackers' Wild Food Pocket Cookbook
Price 6.00 / UK P&P: 1.50

Wild food 'solutions' in a pocket-size format [A7] for regular backpackers. Combining plant identification notes on around 40 edible northern temperate wild species, and recipes using flavour combinations and ingredients that backpackers are likely to carry, there is an emphasis on nutrition - combining many high vitamin wild greens with carbohydrate and meat protein sources to provide the user with more 'balanced' meals in the outback.

WFS Pocket Wild Food Cookbook


The Essential Nettle, Dandelion, Chickweed & Thistle Cookbook
[ISBN 0 9544158 1 7]
100 pages / wire bound
Price 7.49 / UK P&P: 1.75

Now available in digital form as an eBook (in PDF format). Price 3.00, or 2.50 if bought in conjunction with another of the Essential Cookbook eBooks.

Featuring more than 100 recipes and taste ideas revolving round the four basic weeds that will be found just about everywhere in the UK by campers and other activity adventure enthusiasts.

Includes practical advice on tackling and preparing prickly thistles and dealing with stinging nettles, plus helpful tips on cooking outdoors.

Wild food does not have to be bland and boring... From simple soups and salads to more exotic dishes like Nettles and Port, Strawberry & Chickweed Salad and Thistle & Coconut Curry the guide aims to keep cooking instructions simple - especially important for outdoors' people who frequently carry minimal cooking equipment but may have a few dried spices or herbs with them.

Wild Food Book - Nettle Cookbook
The Essential Hedgerow & Wayside Cookbook
[ISBN 0 9544158 2 5].
100 pages / wire bound
Price 7.49 / UK P&P: 1.75

Now available in digital form as an eBook (in PDF format). Price 3.00, or 2.50 if bought in conjunction with another of the Essential Cookbook eBooks.

This wild food guide concentrates on over a hundred new recipes and ways of cooking edible wild plants that are commonly found in Britain's hedgerows and waysides. Where else are you going to find recipes that tell you how to cook willowherb, curry hop shoots, or make tagliatelli from acorns?

There's a wild plant reference section which details the plants that are suitable to eat, notes on preparing thistles and tips for outdoors' cooks.

Wild Food Book - Hedgerow Cookbook
The Essential Backpacker's Wild Food Cookbook
[ISBN 0 9544158 3 3].
100 pages / wire bound
Price 7.49 / UK P&P: 1.75

This volume selects wild food recipes from JJ's first three books which are more suited to backpackers carrying a simple gas stove or multi-fuel burner; although it presumes the reader will pack a few extra lightweight goodies in their rucksack.

Includes practical advice on tackling and preparing prickly thistles - one of the more readily available edible wild foods - plus helpful tips on cooking outdoors, and an updated version of the RWFG's wild plant reference section.

From simple soups and salads to more exotic dishes like curried thistles or chickweed salad the guide aims to keep cooking instructions simple, and many of the recipes can be cooked in a single pot.

Wild Food Book - Backpackers Cookbook
Essential Survival Greens
Book / CD-ROM set.
[ISBN 0 9544158 5 X]
80 pages / wire bound
Price 8.49 / UK P&P: 1.75

For the curious, or those who wish to be prepared. Descriptive details on 60+ edible weeds commonly found in western and northern Europe which can used as survival food, which parts to use, and how to prepare them. Contains a limited number of basic recipes which can be rustled up in the field or, for that matter, in urban surrounds.

The accompanying CD-ROM carries almost 180 reference pictures that help with plant identification, 'reading the landscape' for its wild food resources, and images of a few recipes to inspire readers with what can be achieved with edible weeds. The CD-ROM can be viewed with most current PC-compatible web-browsers.

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The Essential Rabbit, Venison & Pheasant Cookbook
[ISBN 0 9544158 6 8]
94 pages / wire bound
Price 7.49 / UK P&P: 1.75

Now available in digital form as an eBook (in PDF format). Price 3.00, or 2.50 if bought in conjunction with another of the Essential Cookbook eBooks.

Alternative ways of cooking up these three game meats, with a few hints on some edible wild greens to add to your cooking pot.

Wild Food Book - Rabbit & Venison Cookbook
The ACORN, Hazelnut &c. Cookbook
[ISBN 0 9544158 7 6]
98 pages / wire bound
Price 7.49 / UK P&P: 1.75

Now available in digital form as an eBook (in PDF format). Price 3.00, or 2.50 if bought in conjunction with another of the Essential Cookbook eBooks.

Acorns have been used as human food for many thousands of years, and are still eaten in some parts of the world. This highly unusual cookbook features historic notes on each of the wild nuts covered, and will allow you to fearlessly tackle that very 'different' food ingredient - acorn.

Detailed, step-by-step, instructions on preparing acorns of the two main British Oak species are provided, along with many recipes to try you hand at: acorn muffins, cookies, pasta, molasses bread and, wait for it, an acorn-based Christmas pudding!

In good years hazelnuts, chestnuts and beech masts can supply a plentiful harvest of other wild nuts for you to explore, and you could call this volume 'A Hundred Ways to Cook Your Nuts'.

Wild Food Book - Acorn Cookbook
WFS Nicholas Culpeper Herbal on CD-ROM
WFS CD-ROM Culpeper's 'English Physician & Complete Herbal' [Sibly 1st. Edition, 1789]
Price 5.00 + 1.50 UK P&P  
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WFS Sir John Hill 'Useful Family Herbal' on CD-ROM WFS CD-ROM 'Useful Family Herbal' [1754]
Sir John Hill

Price 5.00 + 1.50 UK P&P  
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Eliza Smitha 'Compleat Housewife' on CD-ROM

WFS CD-ROM 'The Compleat Housewife' [1739]
Eliza Smith

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WFS CD-ROM 'Canoe and Camp Cookery' [1855]
Seneca

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Book of Sugar Substitutes [1918]
Ida Bailey Allen

Price 5.00 + 1.50 UK P&P  

Honeywood - Cook's Companion, 1758

WFS CD-ROM 'The Cook's Pocket Companion
& Universal Physician
' [1758], Lydia Honeywood

[A VERY rare volume (possibly only a handful in existence) with a few woodcuts and digitised for this WFS CD-ROM]

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WFS CD-ROM 'The British Flora, Vol. 5 - Properties of British Plants' [1812]
Robert Thornton

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R K Philp 'The Family Save-All' [1861]
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Agnes Catlow 'Popular Field Botany' [1852]
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Henry Phillips 'Pomarium Brittanicum; History of Fruits' [1823] MORE DETAILS

MC Cooke 'Edible & Poisonous Mushrooms' [1894] MORE DETAILS

MC Cooke 'British Edible Fungi' [1891] MORE DETAILS

MC Cooke 'A Plain & Easy Account of British Fungi' [1876] MORE DETAILS


If you're into herbal medicine check out the newly issued Herbal Medicines of the Hedgerow and Wayside eBook... Over 1,000 pages of herbal wisdom and history, stretching back more than 500 years in time.

You can order copies on-line now by dropping an e-mail. Payment by Sterling cheque or PayPal (for overseas orders or if you want to pay by CC). These titles are not discounted to the retail book trade, so expect additional handling costs if you order from your local bookshop or on-line supplier. The WFS Aide-Memoire and Pocket Cookbook are only available through the website.

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