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A practical field guide to over 250 species of fruits, nuts and seeds, flowers, plant leaves, herbs, roots, seaweeds and fungi found in Britain and Northern Europe. It gives detailed information on the size, appearance, occurrence and habitat of each foodstuff and information on how to prepare and cook them. Detailed artworks accompany the text to aid identification when out in the field.
The late Ian Burrows had an unceasing passion for and interest in the environment and its flora from an early age. He had a degree in Biological Sciences, a Ph.D in microbiology and was a lecturer in microbiology at the University of Papua New Guinea for ten years. He then ran his own business, taking people out on birdwatching and general natural history and wild food identification tours in East Anglia, and birdwatching tours in the South Pacific. He lived in Norfolk.