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Eat Wild

Published by Two Rivers Press

ISBN: 9781901677690

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In Eat Wild, Duncan Mackay offers imaginative ways to cook wild food outdoors: whether over a fire, on a BBQ or even, as a last resort, in a kitchen.

A book for first-time wild food foragers and outdoor cooks, this hands-on guide is proud to be described as ‘rough cooking’ – the antidote to ‘fine dining’. It offers experiences that are hard for your taste-buds to imagine; the sort that you simply can’t buy in a shop and only rarely savour in some of the world’s most expensive restaurants. It’s a month-by-month look at what’s out there in the wild, what’s easiest and safest to identify and tastiest to eat. Wild eating is fun, free and fabulously fruitful.

Features illustrations by Sally Castle.

"What a lovely piece of writing! I am enchanted by it all. The style alone will lift your spirits. The contents will save you money, lighten the burden of daily life and prod you into new ways of looking at the world beyond the car window."
Alastair Sawday

"Duncan’s book – as sharp as crab-apple jelly – has place and occasion and inventive fun in abundance."
Richard Mabey

"a charming, rousing and practical guide to eating better… I wanted to go straight outdoors and start foraging."
Carl Honoré

"a powerful reminder for modern society to reconnect to the ecological sources of our wellbeing."
Prof. Ian Christie

Duncan Mackay is the author of The Secret Thames, a cultural journey along the Thames from source to sea, published by Ebury in 1990; and, Apples, Berkshire, Cider, an A–Z guide to the lost knowledge of Berkshire apples and all things pomological and ciderish, published by Two Rivers Press in 1996. He is currently writing the manuscript for Long, Slow and Wiggly, a cross-section of UK life as experienced on a folding bicycle following the longest straight line in Britain: from the Isle of Wight to Cape Wrath. He is a regular contributor to ecos, the magazine of the British Association of Nature Conservationists. In 1996 he was awarded the Henry Ford European Award for Conservation. Duncan was Commodore of Henley Sailing Club from 2004–2006, and currently works for Natural England.

Sally Castle graduated from Maidstone College of Art and was employed as a designer in London for ten years. Since then, she has worked as an independent designer and illustrator. Until 2009 Sally also taught Graphic Design at Thames Valley University and was a visiting tutor. She now works in her studio full time and enjoys experimental self-directed work as well as commissions, book design and illustration.
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