Skip to main content Skip to search Skip to search

Cooking Natural Foods

The Forager's Dinner

Finding, harvesting, and preparing Newfoundland & Labrador's edible plants

by (author) Shawn Dawson

Boulder Books
Initial publish date
Oct 2020
Natural Foods
  • Book

    Publish Date
    Oct 2020
    List Price

Add it to your shelf

Where to buy it


Join professional forager Shawn Dawson on a guided tour of the forests, fields, bogs, barrens, cliffsides and shorelines of Newfoundland. Along the way, you’ll learn to identify more than 50 edible plants—including trees, weeds, berries, and fruit—and how and when to harvest them sustainably.

This is a must-have book for anyone interested in food security, eating locally, and cooking with the freshest possible ingredients. Hundreds of full-colour photographs make Forager’s Dinner a gorgeous and insightful journey into the natural bounty that surrounds us.

Dawson also provides plenty of ideas for preparing and preserving what you pick. Also included are recipes featuring locally sourced wild food from more than a dozen of Newfoundland’s best-known chefs.

About the author

Shawn Dawson is a professional forager; his business, Barking Kettle, sells foraged and preserved food to fine dining restaurants in Newfoundland. Shawn is in demand as a leader of foraging tours, and conducts both virtual and in-person workshops on the topic.

Shawn Dawson's profile page

Other titles by Shawn Dawson

Related lists