Tuesday, January 29, 2013


Stalking the Blue-Eyed Scallop by Euell Gibbons.

This is an old classic. If you're interested in foraging your own food and living off the land, Gibbons' books are a great resource (he also wrote Stalking the Wild Asparagus, Stalking the Healthful Herbs, and Beachcomber's Handbook). He gives tips on identification of edible wild foods, cleaning and preparing them, and recipes.

Gibbons was famous for a 1970's TV commercial he did for Grape-Nuts cereal in which he asked the question, "Ever eat a pine tree? Many parts are edible!" Here's Gibbons in another Grape-Nuts commercial:


Old NFO said...

Yep, he always was 'nuts'... :-)

ProudHillbilly said...

Foraging is on my "would like to learn more about" list. There are a lot of things that we ignore as weeds that are actually not only edible but quite tasty and nutritious - purslane is a good example.