Explore the taste of the Sierra with foraging expert Mia Andler, and learn how to responsibly forage and deliciously prepare the wild plants that commonly grow in the Tahoe and northern Sierra Nevada regions.
In this guide to the common edible plants of the Sierra Nevada, Andler offers practical advice for gathering food from the land, in a friendly voice full of rich knowledge of the montane regions of California. Whether hiking high above Yosemite or foraging at the outskirts of Lake Tahoe or Mammoth, with The Sierra Forager you'll discover each of the region's most readily available--and delightfully delectable--edible plants.
With clear instructions for responsible harvesting, Andler connects readers and adventurers to the land's seasonality and bounteous botany in a manner that fosters respectful, reciprocal caretaking of our wild spaces. Large, detailed photographs assist in identifying plants easily, and 44 simple recipes help you enjoy them, from campfire blackberry pie to manzanita muffins to birch leaf soda This is the perfect guide for beginners, and it includes mouthwatering innovations to delight foragers of any experience level.
About the Author
Mia Andler is a foraging expert, founder and director of Vilda--a nonprofit that connects children to nature in Northern California--and coauthor of The Bay Area Forager (2015). Originally from Finland, she has been foraging since she was a little girl and has studied the regenerative practices of earth-based cultures around the world. Andler has been backpacking and foraging in the Sierra Nevada and the San Francisco Bay Area for over 25 years. She has appeared on television, film, and radio for her work on helping people foster meaningful connection with nature. She lives with her children in Truckee, California.