Found: A Book for your Wild Things, so they can make their own dinner in the backyard….

I found a neat book at the library, by none other than Jean Craighead George, author of one of my fav books, My Side of the Mountain (and accompanying sequels, which, true to sequel form, I did not find as good as the original..but). Acorn Pancakes, Dandelion Salad, and Other Wild Recipes is the title, and it has some neat kid-friendly foraging recipes, with beautiful pictures, too. Check it out! A great companion to ‘Stalking the Wild Asparagus’!

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4 thoughts on “Found: A Book for your Wild Things, so they can make their own dinner in the backyard….

  1. Matthew I says:

    I loved that book! (Though your analysis of the sequels is sadly accurate.) I might have to find this one, too. I’m my own wild thing, but it sounds like fun stuff to make if only to see the reactions when I serve it to people…

    • Laura says:

      Have you checked out ‘Stalking the Wild Asparagus’? The author and forager had some legendary meals where he served his guests all kind of strange yet tasty things. I would have enjoyed meeting Euell Gibbons – he died fairly recently.

  2. Tammy says:

    I’m really trying to learn more about eating wild. I will look for this book. My Side of the Mountain was my favorite as a kid!

    • Laura says:

      There is a lot to learn – and I am really only skimming the surface, but having a lot of fun. I identified some wild asparagus as we were driving a couple weekends ago – that was kind of a big geeky thrill! 😉

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