Edible Wild Mushrooms of North America

Author: David W. Fischer
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9780292792487
Release Date: 2010-03-01
Genre: Cooking

Unusual shapes and colors make many mushrooms alluring to the eye, while the exotic flavors and textures of edible mushrooms are a gourmet delicacy for the palate. Yet many people never venture beyond the supermarket offerings, fearing that all other mushrooms are poisonous. With amateur mushroom hunters especially in mind, David Fischer and Alan Bessette have prepared Edible Wild Mushrooms of North America. This field guide presents more than 100 species of the most delicious mushrooms, along with detailed information on how to find, gather, store, and prepare them for the table. More than 70 savory recipes, ranging from soups and salads to casseroles, canapes, quiches, and even a dessert, are included. Throughout, the authors constantly emphasize the need for correct identification of species for safe eating. Each species is described in detailed, nontechnical language, accompanied by a list of key identifying characteristics that reliably rule out all but the target species. Superb color photographs also aid in identification. Poisonous "lookalikes" are described and illustrated, and the authors also assess the risks of allergic or idiosyncratic reactions to edible species and the possibilities of chemical or bacterial contamination.

Edible Wild Mushrooms of North America

Author: David W. Fischer
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292792484
Release Date: 2010-03-01
Genre: Cooking

Unusual shapes and colors make many mushrooms alluring to the eye, while the exotic flavors and textures of edible mushrooms are a gourmet delicacy for the palate. Yet many people never venture beyond the supermarket offerings, fearing that all other mushrooms are poisonous. With amateur mushroom hunters especially in mind, David Fischer and Alan Bessette have prepared Edible Wild Mushrooms of North America. This field guide presents more than 100 species of the most delicious mushrooms, along with detailed information on how to find, gather, store, and prepare them for the table. More than 70 savory recipes, ranging from soups and salads to casseroles, canapes, quiches, and even a dessert, are included. Throughout, the authors constantly emphasize the need for correct identification of species for safe eating. Each species is described in detailed, nontechnical language, accompanied by a list of key identifying characteristics that reliably rule out all but the target species. Superb color photographs also aid in identification. Poisonous "lookalikes" are described and illustrated, and the authors also assess the risks of allergic or idiosyncratic reactions to edible species and the possibilities of chemical or bacterial contamination.

Wild Edible Mushrooms

Author: Hope Miller
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780762777242
Release Date: 2011-10-18
Genre: Nature

The essential guide for seeking and savoring North America’s edible species.

North American Mushrooms

Author: Orson K. Miller
Publisher: Falcon Guides
ISBN: 0762731095
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Nature

North American Mushrooms is a field guide to more than 600 edible and inedible mushrooms that can be found across the United States and Canada. Filled with full color photographs, detailed identification information, and illustrated keys and glossaries to assist with identification, this book also features mushroom lore and helpful information on gathering and using wild mushrooms.

The Pocket Guide to Wild Mushrooms

Author: Pelle Holmberg
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781626364844
Release Date: 2013-07-01
Genre: Nature

When you’re in the wild and you spot a nice-looking mushroom, how do you know if it is safe to eat? Question no more with the The Pocket Guide to Wild Mushrooms. This tiny companion is the perfect book to bring along when foraging for delectable fungi. Inside its neatly arranged pages are fifty-two edible mushrooms as well as the mushrooms with which they are often confused, whether edible or toxic. Beautiful photographs adorn the pages with mushrooms in the wild as well as picked, showing them from a multitude of angles. Study these photographs and you will become adept at recognizing edible and safe mushrooms. Even those who are unfamiliar with the mushroom forest can make a start at foraging with this instructional work, and, with the help of The Pocket Guide to Wild Mushrooms, can become experts in no time. Using practical symbol systems, distribution maps, and tips on picking, cleaning, cooking, and canning, the reader will also become familiar with a wide variety of wild mushrooms, including morels, black trumpets, chanterelles, sheep polypore, porcini, a variety of boletes, and many more. Grabbing this guide on the way out to go hunt for mushrooms will ensure a successful foraging experience.

Mushrooms and Other Fungi of North America

Author: Roger Phillips
Publisher: Firefly Books Limited
ISBN: 155407651X
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Nature

Presents an introduction to the physical characteristics, edibility, habitat, and growing season for a variety of mushrooms and fungi found in North America.

A Field Guide to Mushrooms

Author: Kent H. McKnight
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0395910900
Release Date: 1998-02
Genre: Nature

More than 1,000 species of mushrooms described in detail. Over 700 paintings and drawings reveal subtle field marks that cannot be captured into photographs.

Edible Wild Plants

Author: Thomas S. Elias
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 1402767153
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Gardening

Presents a season-by-season guide to the identification, harvest, and preparation of more than two hundred common edible plants to be found in the wild.

Edible Wild Mushrooms of Illinois and Surrounding States

Author: Joe McFarland
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252094271
Release Date: 2011-12-19
Genre: Nature

Lavishly illustrated with nearly three hundred gorgeous full-color photos, this engaging guidebook carefully describes forty different edible species of wild mushrooms found around Illinois and surrounding states, including Iowa, Wisconsin, Missouri, Indiana, and Kentucky. With conversational and witty prose, the book provides extensive detail on each edible species, including photographs of potential look-alikes to help you safely identify and avoid poisonous species. Mushroom lovers from Chicago to Cairo will find their favorite local varieties, including morels, chanterelles, boletes, puffballs, and many others. Veteran mushroom hunters Joe McFarland and Gregory M. Mueller also impart their wisdom about the best times and places to find these hidden gems. Edible Wild Mushrooms of Illinois and Surrounding States also offers practical advice on preparing, storing, drying, and cooking with wild mushrooms, presenting more than two dozen tantalizing mushroom recipes from some of the best restaurants and chefs in Illinois, including one of Food & Wine magazine's top 10 new chefs of 2007. Recipes include classics like Beer Battered Morels, Parasol Mushroom Frittatas, and even the highly improbable (yet delectable) Morel Tiramisu for dessert. As the first new book about Illinois mushrooms in more than eighty years, this is the guide that mushroom hunters and cooks have been craving. Visit the book's companion website at www.illinoismushrooms.com.

Field Guide to Wild Mushrooms of Pennsylvania and the Mid Atlantic

Author: Bill Russell
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 0271045264
Release Date: 2006-11-01
Genre: Nature

To most Americans, mushrooms are the brown lumps in the soup one uses to make a tuna casserole, but to a select few, mushrooms are the abundant yet often well-hidden delicacies of the forests. In spite of their rather dismal reputation, most wild mushrooms are both edible and delicious, when prepared properly. From the morel to the chanterelle and the prolific and aptly named chicken of the woods, mushrooms can easily be harvested and enjoyed, if you know where to look and what to look for. Bill Russell’s Field Guide to the Wild Mushrooms of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic helps the reader learn just that—specifically for the often-neglected East Coast mushrooms of the United States and Canada. Suited to both the novice and the experienced mushroom hunter, this book helps the reader identify mushrooms with the use of illustrations, descriptions, and environmental observations. Russell’s fifty years of experience in hunting, studying, and teaching about wild mushrooms have been carefully distilled into this easy-to-use and well-designed guide. The book is divided into the four seasons, each with its unique mushroom offerings. Each mushroom section includes a detailed description, information about the mushroom’s biology, tips on where the mushroom is most likely to be found, and a short “nutshell” description for quick reference. The book also includes color photographs of each of the mushrooms described. Russell’s Field Guide to the Wild Mushrooms of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic shows the reader not only how to identify the most common mushrooms found in the region but also how to avoid common copycats—and what to do with the mushrooms once they’re identified and harvested. With both color illustrations and insightful descriptions of one hundred of the area’s most common mushrooms, Field Guide is an indispensable reference for the curious hiker, the amateur biologist, or the adventurous chef.

The Mushroom Book

Author: Thomas Laessøe
Publisher: Dk Pub
ISBN: WISC:89055758551
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Cooking

Filled with photographs of prized culinary fungi and notorious poisonious specimens, this book offers advice on where, when, and how to pick and prepare edible species.

The Edible Mushroom Book

Author: Anna Del Conte
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780756652630
Release Date: 2008-09-01
Genre: Nature

The first fully-illustrated book to not only help readers cook with mushrooms, but also to help them forage for fungi in the wild, The Edible Mushroom Book is part field guide, part cookbook. Beginning in the kitchen, readers learn how to prepare wild fungi for cooking, then how to make sixty mouthwatering recipes from Scrambled Chanterelles to Baked Mushroom Polenta. Moving on to the field, The Edible Mushroom Book tells you where and when to forage, provides an identification guide, and includes information on morethan fifty-five edible mushrooms.

Mushrooms of Northeastern North America

Author: Alan Bessette
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 0815603886
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Nature

This encyclopedic Volume, including nearly 1500 species and 650 color photographs, illustrates the diversity of mycoflora throughout northeastern North America. Professional and advanced mycologists will welcome the inclusion of microscopic features, chemical reagent data, information on classification, and author citations. The user-friendly keys and nontechnical language will appeal to the novice mushroom collector, as will the introductory information on fungal anatomy, collecting techniques, and mushroom cooking and preservation.

Mushrooming Without Fear

Author: Alexander Schwab
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1602391602
Release Date: 2007-10-17
Genre: Nature

Eight rules of mushroom gathering, color photographs, identification checklist, recipes, advice on handling, and more.