Can i eat

Can I eat this or is this killing me?

Recognize edible and poisonous wild plants

Katrin Hecker, Frank Hecker

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More and more people are enjoying helping themselves from nature at the richly laid table. But can I really eat the leaves I have collected myself? Are the berries edible or will they kill me? This guide shows beginners how to safely recognize edible plants and their poisonous doppelgangers. The most common edible wild plants and inedible types of confusion are presented, divided into leaves, flowers and fruits. In addition, the book shows poisonous species that you should definitely know. Detailed photos and distinctive descriptions guarantee unambiguous identification. And with the creative tips and recipes, this trendy nature guide becomes pure enjoyment.

cover Paperback
Page number 144
Publication date 12.06.2020
language German
ISBN 978-3-440-16326-9
publishing company Franckh cosmos
Dimensions (L / W / H) 22 / 18.5 / 1.7 cm
Weight 478 g
Illustrations Raster, black-and-white, colored illustrations, Raster, colored, black-and-white illustrations
Edition 1
Sales rank 10190
Immediately available free shipping
Free shipping
cover Paperback
Page number 144
Publication date 12.06.2020
language German
ISBN 978-3-440-16326-9
publishing company Franckh cosmos
Dimensions (L / W / H) 22 / 18.5 / 1.7 cm
Weight 478 g
Illustrations Raster, black-and-white, colored illustrations, Raster, colored, black-and-white illustrations
Edition 1
Sales rank 10190

description

More and more people are enjoying helping themselves from nature at the richly laid table. But can I really eat the leaves I have collected myself? Are the berries edible or will they kill me? This guide shows beginners how to safely recognize edible plants and their poisonous doppelgangers. The most common edible wild plants and inedible types of confusion are presented, divided into leaves, flowers and fruits. In addition, the book shows poisonous species that you should definitely know. Detailed photos and distinctive descriptions guarantee unambiguous identification. And with the creative tips and recipes, this trendy nature guide becomes pure enjoyment.


Inspiration to stroll through nature with an open eye :)
by a customer from Munich on 11/11/2020

Inspiration to wander through nature with an open eye :) “Can I eat this or does it kill me?” Is a specialist book about native forest and meadow plants and their use for kitchen and health. The authors Katrin and Frank Hecker are biologists and also work as nature photographers. You notice that ... Inspiration to wander through nature with an open eye :) "Can I eat this or does it kill me?" Is a specialist book about native forest and meadow plants and their use for kitchen and health. The authors Katrin and Frank Hecker are biologists and also work as nature photographers. You can see that in the book, it impresses with its extremely detailed photos, with easily recognizable features and the corresponding detailed descriptions. The notes are very pleasant to read, briefly written, clear and informative, peppered with many tips and hints. The lengthways format of the book is also pleasant to leaf through and look at. Once started one side results in the next;) exciting! The opening inner covers with the 10 tastiest and most poisonous wild plants are very successful. At the beginning there is a worth knowing introduction to the symbols, types of preparation and shelf life methods, before switching to the poisonous conspecifics via edible spring and summer herbs. Then there are also the wild fruits of late summer and autumn in edible and poisonous form. I was surprised by the variety and number of edible plants that the roadside offers us and which we usually pass carelessly. At most I would have liked a clear table of the seasons for a quick overview. My conclusion: A wonderfully stimulating specialist book in which I will certainly leaf through and read more often in order to devote myself extensively to the hedges, forest and the roadside in spring. In November there is unfortunately not that much left to collect.

Useful and helpful
by Nike on 11/09/2020

I have my own little garden, in which I grow herbs and some vegetables with growing enthusiasm, but I've always been interested in which "weeds" still grow on my beds and on my walks and whether they might be a good complement for the menu could be. The book ... I have my own little garden in which I grow herbs and some vegetables with growing enthusiasm, but I've always been interested in which "weeds" still grow on my beds and on my walks and whether they are might be a good addition to the menu. The book gave me a lot of helpful tips in this regard. What I found particularly good is that it is structured according to the seasons in which you can encounter the plants described. The descriptions of where to find the plants will help a lot for beginners like me. The distinctions between edible, medicinal, poisonous, etc. are also very useful for a first rough overview. I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of plants that were described and the many uses. Even if it will soon be winter, it is still worth keeping your eyes open and maybe discovering something delicious. In any case, the book will be my walking companion in spring. My only small point of criticism is that I would sometimes wish for more and more detailed photos of some previously unknown plants. However, this would certainly make the book thicker, heavier and more unwieldy and therefore less suitable to take with you. Nevertheless, for an absolute beginner like me, who hardly recognizes any wild plant apart from nettles and dandelions, it is sometimes difficult to decide whether the little plant in the meadow actually corresponds to the one in the photo. Nevertheless, I can recommend the book to anyone who is interested in the subject.

Packed with helpful information and richly illustrated
by a customer from Wuppertal on November 8th, 2020

Anyone who likes to read Agatha Christie thrillers knows how many dangers lurk in nature in such harmless-looking plant garments - but of course there are also a lot of delicious things to discover there. The authors Katrin and Frank Hecker have managed to pack an astonishing amount of information into this book so that culinary ... Anyone who likes to read Agatha Christie thrillers knows how many dangers lurk in nature in nature's so harmless-looking vegetal garb - but Of course there is also a lot of delicious things to discover there. The authors Katrin and Frank Hecker have managed to pack an astonishing amount of information into this book so that culinary excursions into nature do not end badly, but with pleasure. For the fact that the book is kept so short and concise, I was impressed by the abundance of recipes and tips on what can be done with the respective plants (tea, fruit punch, oil, etc.). There is also no lack of, in my opinion, all-important photos of the various plants. The selection of the recommended plants for collecting seems very convincing to me because the authors present on the one hand well-known and frequently encountered plants such as the nettle, so that as a beginner you have a better chance of finding at least a few of the plants, and on the other hand plants where the risk of confusion with poisonous doppelgangers is too great, excluded from the outset. Nevertheless, I find it relatively difficult to differentiate between some plants and, to be on the safe side, I will prefer to take the book with me during collection campaigns so that I can compare plants with the illustrations in this book. Here comes my only point of criticism: The format is not huge, but a bit bulky and at least does not fit into the smaller book bags with which I like to protect books on the go - for backpacks, also for smaller ones, it is definitely small enough. The different plants are grouped according to the seasons in which they can be picked or collected, and I was very happy that there was something nice to collect and enjoy even until December. A beautifully designed book that is extremely useful and helpful in this financially very difficult time for freelancers like me, in addition to the great fear for all the people who are particularly at risk from Covid-19.


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