I was delighted to find out that in this cookery book it makes reference to Wild Food, one of my all time favourite books. What can I say, it catalogs all food able to forage, give a lovely description, has countless recipes, and the photography is enchanting! This is a foragers bible.
Although I do love Wild Food I think it is also really important to mention Hedgerow, another fine example but with a very good section on conservation and the law, which is really important when considering picking. This book also has a amazing recipe section too.
So finally I would like to share a hungry gap recipe, wild garlic and walnut pesto. it is in both Hedgerow and wild garlic gooseberries and me, by my effort comes from the latter.
100g of wild garlic leaves
50g shelled walnuts
200ml olive oil
40gof Parmesan cheese
salt and pepper
put leaves and nuts into a blender, make a puree, and oil and grated cheese. Put into a jar with a layer of oil as a seal, will last in the fridge for a week.
Give it ago and enjoy.
PS Hedgerow has a amazing looking elderflower (instead of Turkish) delight, this is on my list of things to make this year!