Eating Wild Japan

Eating Wild Japan

Tracking the Culture of Foraged Foods, with a Guide to Plants and Recipes

by Winifred Bird

Illustrated by Paul Poynter

Published by: Stone Bridge Press

264 Pages, 6.00 x 8.00 in, illustrations and 2-color printing throughout

  • Paperback
  • 9781611720617
  • Published: March 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.