Extreme Food

Extreme Food

Title:Extreme Food
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780593074367
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:272 pages

“There’s no getting away from it; I’ve eaten some pretty extreme things in my time – live tarantulas, raw goat testicles, elephant dung, you name it. In a situation when your life depends on it, you need to put your prejudices aside to keep your stomach filled and your strength up.

Whether it’s mastering the art of foraging and cooking up a tasty feast around the campfire or learning about the more extreme end of wild food (ever tried a scorpion kebab?), there’s a lot to learn when it comes to dinner time in the wild. This book will teach you all the necessary skills and techniques to get your teeth into meals you might never have thought of as food in the first place – and, crucially, how to recognize plants and animals that might end up doing you more harm than good.

In today’s world, we rarely need to venture beyond the local supermarket and we turn our noses up at the thought of snacking on bugs and grubs. But out in the wild, Mother Nature has provided us with a plentiful supply of nutritious – if not always delicious – food for the taking. And when needs must, we just have to know where to look.

Some of it might take you out of your comfort zone. Some of it might turn your stomach. But it’s saved my life more than once. And one day, it might save yours . . .”


    Extreme Food Reviews

  • Kathy Heare Watts

    EVERY HOME SHOULD OWN A COPYI hope I never have to use the information, but having this book in the event of calamity could be the difference between life and death. I have other books to teach surviv...

  • Craig Pearson

    This was a free book won through Goodreads giveaways. I was not sure what to expect from reading it. Grylls is well respected as a survival expert. It seems that Extreme Food tried to cover more groun...

  • Hannah

    Thank you to William Morrow/HarperCollins Publishers for my review copy of Extreme Food: What to Eat When Your Life Depends on It, by Bear Grylls. Extreme Food, the latest book by ex-special forces, n...

  • Kathy Heare Watts

    EVERY HOME SHOULD OWN A COPYI hope I never have to use the information, but having this book in the event of calamity could be the difference between life and death. I have other books to teach surviv...

  • Sarah Toton

    Usually I don't let myself say I've read a book on Goodreads unless I've read it cover-to-cover, every word, but I've had my fill of nonfiction and this book seems particularly tough to read like that...

  • Carl

    Excellent book for the armchair enthusiast waiting for the day he is shipwrecked on a desert island.Really enjoyed it. Grylls knows his stuff and his enthusiasm leaks into your fingers as you hold thi...

  • Annette McIntyre

    A good look at what food is about and how to eat it especially in survival situations...

  • El Guapo

    Survival guide to wild foods. Good in audio. Best in paperback. Great book for extreme situations. ...

  • Sinn

    Ich konnte dieses Buch nicht in einem durch lesen. Die Flut an Informationen, die ich als Stadtmensch vielleicht niemals brauchen werde, ist einfach zu groß um den Lesefluss aufrecht zu erhalten. Und...

  • Glen

    I received this book through Goodreads giveaway contest. Bear Grylls does a fantastic job of preparing the reader to hunt, find and prepare food in any environment. I spent a lot of my youth in the Si...