Food You Can Forage (Bloomsbury, 2018)
My first book Food You Can Forage will be published 8th March 2018 by Bloomsbury: ‘Foraging has seen a surge in popularity over recent years, driven by the organic, natural, local and wholesome lifestyles many now prefer. And knowing how to find food for free in the wild is beneficial whether you want to avoid eating overly processed foods, need to cope with modern dietary problems or would simply like to enjoy a bit more time with your family outdoors surrounded by nature. This brand new guide to foraging for families and amateur naturalists is full of information about natural habitats and where to find food in the wild. It includes descriptions of each edible plant, with accompanying illustrations and photos, as well as recipes and anecdotes. The book is organised by habitats, such as woodland, grassland, farmland or coast, to allow readers to engage with whatever natural landscape they walk through and help them understand why things grow where they do. Every section will also include tried-and-tested recipes from the author allowing readers to use what they forage to make something tasty for the kitchen table.’
Winter (Elliot & Thompson, 2016)
In October 2016 I wrote a piece for the Winter anthology published by Elliot & Thompson/The Wildlife Trusts and edited by Melissa Harrison. My piece is about Sydenham Hill Wood, a nature reserve in south London where I used to volunteer. The wood was once home to a nineteenth century railway that carried wealthy visitors to the Crystal Palace, a glass building that housed the Great Exhibition in 1851. Over time the railway disintegrated and the wood has now been taken over by a range of wild and wonderful species. You can buy Winter here.