A go-to, illustrated field guide of edible native New Zealand plants, including a section on poisonous plants.
In this useful and attractive book, over 190 trees, shrubs, herbs, ferns, mushrooms, lichens and seaweeds are described in detail with information on which part is edible and when, how plants have been utilised (particularly by Maori), their nutritional value, and where they can be found. In a separate section, Andrew Crowe also describes important poisonous plants that are native to New Zealand or are likely to be confused with edible plants.
Illustrated with line drawings and colour photographs, this informative book will be of interest to trampers, botanists and all who appreciate New Zealand’s native flora.
Published: 4 May 2004
Get ready to embark on a culinary adventure through New Zealand’s breathtaking landscapes with “A Field Guide to the Native Edible Plants of New Zealand” by Andrew Crowe. This meticulously crafted guide is your passport to the hidden world of indigenous edible plants in Aotearoa.
Explore Nature’s Pantry: Discover an extensive collection of over 190 native plants, each offering a unique taste of New Zealand’s natural bounty. From vibrant coastal herbs to mountain gems, this guide unveils the rich diversity of edible flora that has sustained generations.
Elevate Your Culinary Creations: Learn how to incorporate these native treasures into your cooking, elevating your culinary creations with a touch of Kiwi authenticity. Whether you’re a foraging enthusiast, a seasoned chef, or simply curious about the edible plants around you, this book is your go-to resource.
Unearth Sustainability: Connect with nature in a sustainable way as you identify, harvest, and enjoy these native plants. Andrew Crowe’s expertise and comprehensive insights ensure that you can explore New Zealand’s wilderness while respecting and preserving its delicate ecosystems.
A Trusted Companion: With Andrew Crowe as your guide, you’ll benefit from his years of experience and deep knowledge of New Zealand’s flora. This field guide offers detailed descriptions, vivid images, and practical tips for identification and safe consumption.