Wild Food Plants of Australia

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Angus & Robertson, 1991 - Aboriginal Australians - 240 pages
Tim Low has provided a truly reliable guide to our edible flora, making identification easy. Thus it is a perfect companion for bushwalkers, naturalists, scientists and, with emphasis on wild food cuisine, gourmets. Low describes more than 180 plants - from the most tasty and significant plant foods of southern and eastern Australia to the more important and spectacular inland and tropical foods. Distribution maps are provided with each description plus notes on how these plants were used in the past and can be used today. Beautifully illustrated with colour photographs and line drawings there is also a guide to poisonous and non-poisonous plants, and information on introduced food plants, the nutrients found in wild food plants, on bush survival, and how to forage for and cook with wild plants.

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As a bush tucker teacher,
This book is the one i recommend to ALL of my students and anyone interested in bush foods.
If you're in the army, this is your bible 

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A brilliant initiation for anyone looking into wild edibles.

About the author (1991)

Tim Low is an author who wrote Where Song Began: Australia's Birds and How They Changed the World which won an ABIA Award 2015 in the category of General Nonfiction Book of the Year. This title was also shortlisted for a NSW Premier History Award 2015 in the category of Australian History. It was also shortlisted for the 2015 Australia Book Prize presented by the Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.

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