The Ethnobiology of Wild Foods
Pieroni, Andrea (editor)
The ethnobiology of wild foods has received increasing attention within the scientific arena in recent years, since many traditional foodways around the world are still based on some local wild plant, fungal, and animal ingredients, as well as their food products and culinary preparations. Moreover, wild foods have often been the subject of valorization processes at local and regional levels, with complex outcomes in terms of socio-economic impact. Wild foods around the globe therefore urgently further need to be in-depth documented and evaluated, not only for their biological, chemical, technological, nutritional, and pharmacological aspects, but especially in their social, cultural, and religious significance. This reprint bridges the gap between the biological and social scientific aspects of wild foods.
Keywordscommon knowledge; traditional wisdom; North-East Indian tribals; Arunachal Pradesh; ethnobiology; wild food plants; Estonia; diachronic analysis; local ecological knowledge; influence of literature; borders; ethnic groups; ethnobotany; local food knowledge; Gilgit-Baltistan; Karelia; Local Ecological Knowledge; Nordic studies; boreal forest; wild edible plants; indigenous foods; agrobiodiversity; nutrition and diets; food systems; food environment; local knowledge; beverages; bio-economy; conservation; food security; indigenous knowledge; Catalan countries; Catalan linguistic area; edible plants; traditional knowledge; cultural landscapes; marginal rural areas; non-wood forest products; rural livelihoods; wild plants; wild food; Seto; ethnic minority; post-Soviet ethnobotany; traditional food; religious diversity; bio-cultural heritage; local resources; n/a
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Publication date and placeBasel, 2022