The Compact Weed Cookbook



Elke Schwarzer

Janine Hissel


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28 pages
104 colour photographs


More than 60 recipes with “free vegetables” from the garden

Are goutweed, nettles and ground ivy, etc. all thriving in your lavishly tended garden? And have you long dreamed of simply tossing all the excess growth into a pot on the stove? If so, this book is a call to arms (with a cooking spoon!) for dealing with the ten most irritating garden weeds once and for all – because weeds are not merely annoying, but can actually be delicious too. More than 60 simple wild herb recipes transform weeds into the stars of the kitchen. From nettle foam soup to plantain rolls and chickweed dessert, why not make the most of the “free vegetables” in your garden instead of just getting annoyed? And who knows, maybe you’ll even end up losing your heart to your uninvited guests!

Elke Schwarzer

Elke Schwarzer has a long-standing passion for plants and insects and has a degree in biology. Since 2010, she has been running a blog on gardening which she feeds with photos and stories about her little garden.

Janine Hissel

Janine Hissel is a herbalist and offers cooking events, wild herb walks and natural cosmetics courses. Wild herbs and their culinary properties are her great passion.
Agence Schweiger

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