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Ray Mears Wild Food - Signed Copy



Ray Mears Bushcraft

Ray Mears Wild Food - Signed Copy

£16.99

  EAN 9780340827918
Weight: 502 g         18 reviews
The Wild Food paperback book was published in conjunction with Ray's BBC TV series of the same name.

Wild Food is the definitive guide to finding food in the wilds of Britain, and this beautifully illustrated book will equip you with the knowledge to find tasty and substantial foods in your own backyard and beyond.

Ray and Gordon Hillman travel into the wildest parts of Britain in search of the huge variety of indigenous foods that can be found.

Wild Food contains practical, enthralling and often surprising information, and is packed with beautiful colour photographs.

An invaluable book for both keen outdoorsmen and armchair enthusiasts everywhere.

Details:
  • Dimensions: 19.8 x 14.8cm
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • Author: Ray Mears and Gordon Hillman
  • ISBN: 0340827912
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

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Product Reviews

Ray Mears Wild Food - Signed Copy is rated 5/5 based on 18 customer reviews.

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  1 of 18

  A fascinating book. It’s a little different to what I was expecting, but I am very glad I bought it. The first 80 pages or so are focused on the historical background - what our ancestors ate both in the UK and other countries and the habits of hunter gatherers. Different but fascinating. The second half of the book is a list of edible plants by product family. Good descriptions - though it's a relatively small paperback book and the pictures are good if you know roughly what you are looking for. For some of the plants I think additional help would be needed before eating!  

  Ian Davies
22nd October, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 18

  This is an interesting book as, in addition to providing information on how to prepare and eat some of the many 'wild' foods offered by nature's larder, Ray and his co-contributors give us glimpses of our origins; describing how nature's powerful forces affected our development as a species, and how we adapted to the many difficult challenges we faced in days past. It isn't a complete encyclopaedia of every wild food we could theoretically eat, and is more a sort of overview and guide as to how to think about living off the land. There are one or two small bits of information that could be updated during a future revision, including for example, the botanical classification of the horse's hoof fungus. This is described as Fomes fomentarius, though it was reclassified and renamed about 30 years ago, as Heterobasidion annosum, due to observations made on its reproductive biology. As a countryman at heart, who enjoys too, the many excitements of urban life, I think Ray provides a very approachable book to a diverse range of potential readers, 'demystifying' nature whilst at the same time, revering it. A very enjoyable and informative read which helps keep ancient foraging practises alive and makes them relevant to today's world.  

  Ben
13th April, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 18

  Bought for my husband and he was happy. Lovely service from company.  

  Maria Odyssea-fisher
9th December, 2018

Rated: 3/5

  4 of 18

  Excellent book, fits very well with the TV series and a good reference for foraging activities in the UK. Highly recommend.  

  Phill H
6th April, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 18

  As a chef, the only thing that comes before my love of the outdoors is my love for food and to make those around me happy by providing not only nourishment but joy and excitement for food. Wild Food was a captivating show and to now have my hands on the bound version will allow me to combine my passions and pass on not only food knowledge but the knowledge of how to find it, care for it, and serve it safely when out and about.  

  Tim W
31st October, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 18

  This is a very interesting and useful book, it does not just tell you about the different wild foods available in the British Isles, but how to prepare and cook them. This book is great for learning and teaching, I would/will highly recommend this to everybody. The book Ray Mears Wild Food is exactly what you get, concise and informative. Any followers of Ray Mears will know that everything he does is just knowledgeable quality and perfection and Ray Mears online shop Woodlore will let you buy and experience all this. Thank you Mr Ray Mears and all the Woodlore Team for the signed copy of Ray Mears Wild Food.  

  Darren Astley
14th August, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 18

  I bought this for myself as I've developed a deeper interest in bushcraft and associated subjects since my Fundamental Bushcraft Course. I'm interested in looking at how, where and when different types of wild food can be obtained. Not just for consumption now but when out walking and mooching around when I'm out. I find the book an easy read and very informative on the subject. After all it's written by two of the best people to consult with about it! I have not yet taken the book out as a field guide, but I'm reading it at home and then going out exploring to try to find and identify certain plants etc. I find it ideal for this way of educating myself. I will be taking it with me though as I wander further afield as I progress and don't anticipate any problems with carrying it. I don't think it's the sort of thing I'd buy unless I was interested in bushcraft in general as the history of where and how food developed is covered in greater detail in other books. That's not to detract from this one though, it's just not for general reading in my opinion. But if you want to learn from it as a text book, as I do, then it's ideal.  

  Stephen Tomlinson
5th August, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 18

  Brilliant. Quick delivery.  

  Deanna Jakes
8th August, 2016

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 18

  Interesting read; fits well with the many TV situations seen for food-foraging.  

  N Harrison
9th February, 2016

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 18

  Very interesting read. Well written; an excellent history of things we had forgotten our ancestors used to eat.  

  David Starkey
1st December, 2015

Rated: 5/5




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