Wild Food in Australia
by A. B. & J. W. Cribb
Paintings by Charles McCubbin
Angus & Robertson, 1990, [Second Edition – Revised and Enlarged], ISBN 0207168164, colour illustrated and photographic plates, black and white line drawings in text, paperback
Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, minor rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, no inscriptions, a little soiling to top and bottom fore-edges (see photographs)
“How often have you been out in the country and noticed a particularly succulent-looking fruit on a nearby tree, yet refrained from tasting it for fear of distressing after-effects? Are ‘shop’ mushrooms the only fungi you are willing to eat because ‘toadstools are poisonous’? If so, then you will welcome this book as it gives a clear and comprehensive guide to the edible native plants of Australia. It tells how each plant can be found, how it can be identified and how it is prepared for eating.
Wild Food in Australia tells not only how one can survive in the desert or any other apparently inhospitable environment, but it also gives many new ideas for supplementing one’s daily diet with unusual and interesting bush foods.
Dr Cribb and his wife, both expert botanists and naturalists, have drawn on a wide variety of sources for this book, ranging from explorers’ journals and Aboriginal lore to practical experiments (not always successful) of their own.
For the second edition of this popular book a number of species have been added to the text, and additional information, particularly on plant usage, has been included throughout. More importantly, 144 new colour pictures have been added for easy identification.”