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  • Published: 16 April 2024
  • ISBN: 9780143775898
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 512
  • RRP: $50.00

Foraging New Zealand




An essential guide to foraging in New Zealand.

New Zealand is full of incredible, edible wild foods — fruit, fungi and seaweed; berries, herbs and more — you only need to know where to look and how to do it safely.
Foraging New Zealand is the ultimate guide to unearthing more than 250 of our tastiest wild plants. Packed with stunning photography, up-to-date information and helpful tips, this book will have you venturing into the countryside, viewing urban weeds with fresh eyes, and returning to the larder with zest.
Peter Langlands has spent a lifetime compiling Aotearoa’s largest database of wild foraged species, running workshops and sourcing wild produce for chefs as one of our only licensed professional foragers. He brings his years of expertise together in this essential compendium.

“It is an excellent and authoritative book and will become an indispensable resource for all those interested in the edible flora of New Zealand.” - Monica Wilde, The Wilderness Cure

  • Published: 16 April 2024
  • ISBN: 9780143775898
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 512
  • RRP: $50.00

About the author

Peter Langlands

With a lifelong interest in the outdoors, Peter spends his time in a wide variety of environments that present a diversity of foraged foods, from alpine to coastal locations. After studying natural sciences at Canterbury University and postgraduate papers in zoology, foraging turned him from a zoologist to an accidental botanist. Peter now works as one of Aotearoa’s only licensed professional foragers,
sourcing wild produce for chefs around the country, including the innovative Amisfield, running foraging workshops and sharing his love of the subject through his social media pages and website @wildcuisinenz. Peter has spent a lifetime compiling Aotearoa’s largest database of wild foraged species and works with international foragers on expanding the spectrum and use of wild foods. Peter continues to discover and explore the abundance of food Aotearoa has to offer, with his partner from their Ōtautahi Christchurch base.