These two outstanding books present different takes on “food heritage,” one from the woods of Virginia, the other from the bush of the Bahamas.
Bush Medicine of the Bahamas, by Jeff McCormack
“A sound ethnobotanical book with good coverage, pleasing format, written in an engaging style. The reader will especially enjoy, as did I, the interesting and colorful personal accounts of bush medicine. … The wondrous field of Ethnobotany grows and grows, thanks to great books like this.” — James A. Duke, Ph.D. author of the CRC Handbook of Medicinal Herbs, and The Green Pharmacy.
“… This book feels as though it has emerged from the field, and not from a lofty tower. The interviews have more than mere data in them: they have story. And what beautiful stories they are, some of them with healing power in their own right.”— from the Foreword by Gary Paul Nabhan, internationally-celebrated nature writer, and ethnobotanist
The Beginner’s Guide to Hunting Deer for Food, by Jackson Landers
“Hunting deer is the most inexpensive, environmentally friendly way to acquire organic, grass-fed meat. Even if you’ve never held a gun before, author Jackson Landers can show you how to supplement your food supply with venison taken near your home. He addresses everything a new hunter needs to know: how to choose the correct rifle and ammunition, how to hunt effectively and safely, and what to do if something goes wrong. He includes chapters on field dressing and butchering after the kill, recipes for using the meat, and a chapter on the politics and psychology of hunting. Whether you hunt to be more self-sufficient, to eat the safest and most nutritious meat possible, to protect the environment, or to save money, this book is the perfect guide.” – Amazon.com