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Wendy Petty is a forager, photographer and wild foods consultant. She believes that wildcrafting foods deepens her connection with the place she loves most, the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Her quest is to experience deeply local cuisine -- the meats, vegetables, fungi, fruits and herbs that breathe the same air and occupy the same land she does, and express the taste of that place. Her blog is Hunger and Thirst: searching for food ... and finding presence.

"An Everlasting Meal: Cooking With Economy and Grace," by Tamar Adler, doesn't contain a single glossy page or picture, but it will fill your

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Wild foods are gaining a foothold, both in people's imaginations and their refrigerators. Foraging was named among the hottest trends of the year by

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Vegan cookbooks aren't just for people who follow the meat and dairy-free lifestyle. You are unlikely to find a person who enjoys meat and

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There was a time when my whole food world revolved around a particular black pepper Asiago sourdough bread. I ate it at every meal,

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You know how most people would stop traffic for a square of chocolate? Yeah, that's not me. Cheesecake? Whatever. Cookies? Snooze. Cake? Meh. But cheese

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The holidays just aren't the same without pie, right? Apple pie, pecan pie, Grandma's chiffon pie all sing special songs of the season. Unless

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As a forager, I frequently encounter people who aspire to gather and eat wild plants, but something is stopping them: the fear factor. People

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Tantalizingly fuchsia in color and a tart-sweet mouthful, wild plums are a favorite find for foragers and my timepiece for the growing season along

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