Updated: Nov 30, 2020
Stone Bridge Press is happy to announce the publication of Eating Wild Japan: Tracking the Culture of Foraged Foods, with a Guide to Plants and Recipes by journalist Winifred Bird with illustrations by Paul Poynter. The book is now up for pre-order and will be available for purchase March 9th, 2021.
From bracken to butterbur to "princess" bamboo, some of Japan's most iconic foods are foraged, not grown, in its forests, fields, and coastal waters--yet most Westerners have never heard of them.
In this book, journalist Winifred Bird eats her way from one end of the country to the other in search of the hidden stories of Japan's wild foods, the people who pick them, and the places whose histories they've shaped.
Winifred Bird is a writer, translator, lifelong cook, and lover of plants both wild and domesticated. From 2005 through 2014 she lived in rural Japan, where she worked as an environmental journalist, grew organic rice and vegetables, and ate as many foraged foods as possible. She currently lives with her family in northern Illinois.
Paul Poynter is an artist, tree climber, and woodsman living in Matsumoto, Japan.
Available where all books are sold March 9th, 2021
Travel/Cooking/House & Home Print ISBN: 9781611720617 eBook ISBN: 9781611729436 $18.95 Print --- $9.99 Digital 264 pages Trim 6" x 8" Format: Paperback / softback