Stalking The Wild Asparagus

stalking the wild asparagus

Euell Gibbons was an American pioneer who had a singular lifetime passion: the gathering and consumption of wild foods.

In 1962, he took his passion to a publisher, the David MaKay Company, and presented it in book form. They took a chance and together they name it Stalking The Wild Asparagus.

Today, it is considered the definitive text on wild eating and it has just been completely revamped in a gorgeous new edition.

About Euell Gibbons

Euell Gibbons became a celebrity as a result of this book and as you can see from the commercial that he starred in for Grape Nuts (see below) he had a tremendous sense of humor about the things he did.

This book has never been out of print and that’s quite a feat considering Euell passed on in 1975.

What’s In Stalking The Wild Asparagus?

Euell traveled the length and breadth of North America to explore its fruits and vegetables.

When he found them, he created delicious dishes and the recipes for all of them grace the insides of this tome.

Bread, salads, casseroles, muffins, cakes, jams, wines, teas, and even 20 different pies!

wild asparagus salad

He also teaches you how to find and harvest wild honey or maple syrup to sweeten it all with.

This remains today as relevant as it was when it was first published.

If you have a hankering to reconnect with Mother Earth in the way that your ancestors would have done, then there’s no finer tribute than learning to eat the bounty she offers.

And for that, you need Stalking the Wild Asparagus by Euell Gibbons. You can find it online.

And once you find your perfect meal, you might want a nice glass of the best organic wines to go with it.

Interested in foraging for your own food? Check out our edible weeds guide here for inspiration!