Sunday, June 13, 2010

Cookbook Friend

Young, Kay. (1993). Wild Seasons: Gathering and Cooking Wild Plants of the Great Plains. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press.
Notes: This is one of our all time favorite Cookbooks. When Richard 1st bought a copy in the early 90s, I was less familiar with the plants and admittedly skeptical about eating them. The "Townie" that was me was quite unfamiliar and somewhat afraid about eating wild things. I continue to marvel at the distance enculturation into "Town" has taken us from living on the Land and living within her rhythms. Now, several years later, I look through the list in the Cookbook and find mostly Old Friends in the Plant Community. As the years have unfolded, these Plants have taken us to Dinner on countless occasions. As a result, we just going back to Cookbook Friend for more inspiration. Kay Young has expanded our possibilities for using them and for that we are very grateful.

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