The annual crop of acorns in North America surpasses the combined yield of all other nuts, both wild and cultivated, so if you want to learn an edible wild food, acorns are an excellent choice. Hickory nuts and other edible wild plants are also tasty and nourishing additions to one’s diet.
Not only can such foods be helpful in times of emergency or economic hardship, they are also free from some of the problems with much store bought food, such as pesticides, hormones, preservatives, genetic modification, and depletion of trace elements.
This book features methods for storing, shelling, rinsing, boiling, and toasting acorns to obtain edible acorn meal, acorn powder, acorn oil, and other edible items from acorns with very little effort. Acorns have been a regular part of the author’s diet for several years. Methods for extracting nuts and milk from unshelled hickory nuts are also given in the book, as well as recipes for preparing salads, greens, salad dressings, soups,... More > and bread from natural foods.< Less