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Wild Food Plants of Australia - Tim Low

Wild Food Plants of Australia

By: Tim Low

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Published: 31st July 1991
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Australian Nature Fieldguide: Wild Food Plants of Australia is the fieldguide edition of Wild Food Plants of Australia. It is presented in a concise, convenient form to facilitate quick and ready reference in the field. Tim Low has provided a truly reliable guide to our edible flora, making identification easy, thus it is a perfect companion for bushwalkers, naturalists, scientists and, with emphasis on wild food cuisine, gourmets. Low describes more than 180 plants - from the most tasty and significant plant foods of southern and eastern Australia to the more important and spectacular inland and tropical foods. Distribution maps are provided with each description plus notes on how these plants were used in the past and can be used today. Beautifully illustrated with colour photographs and line drawings there is also a guide to poisonous and non-poisonous plants, and information on introduced food plants, the nutrients found in wild food plants, on bush survival, and how to forage for and cook with wild plants.

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4.0

Unique view on Australian plants for food and medicinal

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    Comments about Wild Food Plants of Australia:

    informative and interesting

     
    5.0

    Excellent!

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    from Cape Jervis

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      Comments about Wild Food Plants of Australia:

      I'm keen to learn what 'Weeds' are edible just in case things get really bad during WWIII. At least we'll survive for a while on rich nutritious edible Weeds and Native Plants.

       
      5.0

      Fantastic, well informed and accessible

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      from victoria

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        Comments about Wild Food Plants of Australia:

        Clear, concise plant information

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        4.0

        Well who'd have thought?

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        from Byrrill Creek NSW

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          Comments about Wild Food Plants of Australia:

          I was put onto this at a cooking masterclass by Clayton Donovan. I live on a small acreage in rainforest and was utterly nonplussed to find out that there is more wild food on my property than produce I grow. This is the foodie's version of Pandora's box, where I am discovering all sorts of interesting, tasty, nutritious and sometimes bloody awful native food. It identifies the foods and indicates preparation but that's it. Most of the fun is finding out how to do things with what you find.

          What a resource to discover you can make things like Davidson's Plum vinegar, native raspberry and chilli sauce (with pork, sensational), sandpaper fig salad, salty quandong sauce (with fish), leg of lam baked in a fire pit wrapped in wet lemon myrtle leaves...

          Tim Low's book is the bush food bible. Just buy it if you are after a little sustainable, plentiful spice for your table.

           
          5.0

          Fantastic way for a beginner in bush tucker

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          from Darwin

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            Comments about Wild Food Plants of Australia:

            I found this book very useful in my field of work as a guide with expanding my knowledge in bush foods and medicines. Easy to read and understand with general information on different plant genes.

             
            5.0

            Great service

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              Comments about Wild Food Plants of Australia:

              It is a very practical book.

               
              5.0

              Must have

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              from Tasmania

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                Comments about Wild Food Plants of Australia:

                Every Australian should have a copy.

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                from qld

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                • Great photos
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                  Comments about Wild Food Plants of Australia:

                  Used this book going Caravanning around Australia
                  in the parks I stayed out I would check out the trees looking for bush tucker

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                  5.0

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                    Comments about Wild Food Plants of Australia:

                    Reference book for husband

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                    5.0

                    "Excellent reference book"

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                    from QLD

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                      Comments about Wild Food Plants of Australia:

                      Have been after a similar book, but I think this one makes the looking for useful plants easy

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                      ISBN: 9780207169304
                      ISBN-10: 0207169306
                      Audience: General
                      Format: Paperback
                      Language: English
                      Number Of Pages: 248
                      Published: 31st July 1991
                      Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
                      Country of Publication: AU
                      Dimensions (cm): 18.8 x 12.6  x 1.4
                      Weight (kg): 0.36
                      Edition Number: 2
                      Edition Type: Revised