Episode 259: Unusual Edible Plants

This episode I’m speaking with Kevin Hobbs & Artur Cesar-Erlach, authors of EDIBLE: 70 Sustainable Plants That Are Changing How We Eat which is a beautifully illustrated book looking at edible plants from around the world that are revolutionising how we grow, eat and appreciate food. It tackles important questions like what do we eat when our usual diets are no longer sustainable, how do we future proof food and how can we be more mindful about what we eat and considers what the future of global food production might look like.

Dr Ian Bedford’s Bug of the Week: Harvestmen

What We Talk About 

The idea behind the book

Traditional staple crops



Great Burdock

Cornelian cherry

Ebbing’s Silverberry

Sea buckthorn

Kevin & Artur’s vote for the most under-utilised crop


About the authors

Kevin Hobbs is a UK-based professional grower and plantsman with over thirty years’ experience in the horticulture industry. He is the author of The Story of Trees and Herbaceous Perennials, Hillier’s Gardener’s Guide.

Artur Cisar-Erlach is an ecologist and food expert based in Vienna, whose work spans the fields of food and ecotourism. He is the author of The Flavor of Wood.

Katie Kulla is an illustrator, writer and farmer based in Oregon in the United States.


Edible: 70 Sustainable Plants That Are Changing How We Eat


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