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Stalking the wild asparagus (1987, A.C. Hood, Distributed by the Countryman Press) 4 stars

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3 stars

There are some pretty funny and touching moments in this book, but I began to skim as I got deeper. If Gibbons doesn't have a great story about the particular plant or animal he's writing about, the section will read more like a reference book.



I did learn a thing or two. For example: you can pretty much grab a fistful of any leafy green you see outside, boil it in salted water for 20 minutes, and put butter on it, and it'll be delicious. Of course, if it's a fruit or berry, you're going to want to boil it with 10 cups of sugar instead.