***Your Help Sought To Update My Foraging Bibliography***

In 1999, I undertook an effort to compile a comprehensive annotated bibliography of every book published in the English language on the subject of edible wild plants. The bibliography I put together also includes a sampling of books containing information on wild medicinal herbs, mushrooms, fin and shellfish, game animals, poisonous plants and other uses for wild plants. I would now like to bring this project up-to-date and include the foraging books, videos, DVDs, etc. that have been published since 1999, as well as any earlier ones that I have missed (whether or not they're still in print). So I would be grateful for any of you that are willing to help me in this effort, such as bringing to my attention publications that are not included in my bibliography but should be. What would be most helpful would be to get the info in a citation format similar to the one I used for my 1999 bibliography, but if that's too onerous I am happy to get the info in whatever format is most convenient to you. Please send whatever info you have to me via e-mail.

Thanks in advance for your help on this project.
Here's the link to my 1999 foraging bibliography (in .pdf format); an updated excerpt is below.

Edible Wild Plant Bibliography (excerpt)

[NOTE: These selections were culled out of a much larger bibliography I'm compiling on edible wild plants and related subjects (see explanation above). I've found the books on this list below particularly useful for foraging in New England. Most of them are still in print and/or available at local libraries. Compiled by Russell A. Cohen, March 14, 2004.]

Angier, Bradford , Feasting Free on Wild Edibles. New York: Pyramid Books. c1966 (also published by Stackpole Books in 1972) 288pp. Paperback.

Angier, Bradford, Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants. Harrisburg, PA: Stackpole Books. c1974 255pp. Hardcover and Softcover.

Arora, David , All that the Rain Promises, and More... A Hip Pocket Guide to Western Mushrooms. Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press. c1991 264pp. Softcover.

Brackett, Babette and Mary Ann Lash , The Wild Gourmet. Boston: David R. Godine. c1975 160pp. Hardcover and softcover.

Brill, "Wildman" Steve and Evelyn Dean , Identifying and Harvesting Edible and Medicinal Plants in Wild (and not so wild) Places. New York: Hearst Books. c1994 317pp. Softcover (folio-size).

Derby, Blanche Cybele, My Wild Friends: Free Food from Field and Forest. Northampton, MA: White Star Press. c1997 264pp. Softcover (spiral-bound).

Elias, Thomas S. and Peter A. Dykeman, Edible Wild Plants: A North American Field Guide. New York: Sterling Publishing Co. c1990 286 pp. Softcover.

Fernald, Merritt Lyndon and Alfred Charles Kinsey , Edible Wild Plants of Eastern North America. New York: Harper and Row. c1943,1958 452pp. Hardcover.

Fischer, David W. and Alan E. Bessette, Edible Wild Mushrooms of North America: A field to kitchen guide. c1992 254pp. Softcover.

Gardon, Anne The Wild Food Gourmet: Fresh and savory food from nature. Buffalo, NY: Firefly Books. c1998 (originally published in French in 1994 by Les Editions de l'Homme as La Cuisine des Champs). 174pp. Softcover.

Gibbons, Euell and Gordon Tucker, Euell Gibbons' Handbook of Edible Wild Plants. Virginia Beach, VA: Donning (a Unilaw Library Book). c1979 319pp.

Gibbons, Euell, Stalking the Blue-eyed Scallop. New York: David McKay Co. c1964 332pp. Paperback and Hardcover.

Gibbons, Euell, Stalking the Wild Asparagus. New York: David McKay Co. c1962 (a 25th anniversary edition was published by A.C. Hood (dist. by Countryman Press, Woodstock, VT) in 1987) 303pp.

Hall, Alan , The Wild Food Trail Guide. New York: Henry Holt and Co. (an Owl Book). ©1973 230pp. Softcover.

Johnson, Cathy The Wild Foods Cookbook: Vegetables, salads, desserts, preserves and beverages from the field to your table. New York: Stephen Greene Press/Pelham Books (Penguin). c1989 236pp. Softcover.

Kluger, Marilyn , The Wild Flavor: Delectable wild foods to be found in field and forest and cooked in country kitchens. Los Angeles: Jeremy P. Tarcher (distributed by Houghton Mifflin). c1973 285pp. Paperback.

Lincoff, Gary H., The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. c1981 926pp. Softcover.

Peterson, Lee Allen, A Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants of Eastern/Central North America. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co. c1977 330pp. Paperback with 75 color photographs. [Revised edition published in 1985 by Easton Press, Norwalk, CT.]

Phillips, Roger, Wild Food. Boston: Little, Brown and Co. c1986 192pp. Paperback (folio-size).

Richardson, Joan , Wild Edible Plants of New England (including poisonous plants often encountered). Yarmouth, ME: DeLorme Publishing Co. c1981 217pp. Softcover.

Seymour, Tom Foraging New England: Finding, Identifying and Preparing Edible Wild Foods and Medicinal Plants from Maine to Connecticut. Guilford, CT: Globe Pequot Press (part of the Falcon Guide series). ©2002 183pp. Paperback with 87 color photos.

Last Update: 11/24/08

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Schedule of Russ's Edible Wild Plant Walks/Courses
Russ Cohen's Biography
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