Includes bibliographical references (pages 157-158) and index.
Berries have been juicy staples of the human diet for millennia. They are of such significance to Northern and Eastern Europeans that picking them in the wild is deemed "everyman's right," an act interwoven with cultural identity. Arndt Anderson presents a lushly illustrated ramble through the curious history of our favorite fruits.
Introduction -- Botany -- Berry-lore -- Picking and growing -- Dishes and drinks -- Poison and panacea -- Appendix: Botanical descriptions -- Recipes.