This revised edition includes a history of mushroom hunting worldwide; how to get equipped for mushroom forays; an illustrated guide to the common wild edible mushrooms; and cultivating, preparing and serving the harvest.
Discover the edible riches in your backyard, local parks, woods, and even roadside! In The Joy of Foraging, Gary Lincoff shows you how to find fiddlehead ferns, rose hips, beach plums, bee balm, and more, whether you are foraging in the urban jungle or the wild, wild woods. You will also learn about fellow foragers—experts, folk healers, hobbyists, or novices like you—who collect wild things and are learning new things to do with them every day. Along with a world of edible wild plants—wherever you live, any season, any climate—you’ll find essential tips on where to look for native plants, and how to know without a doubt the difference between edibles and toxic look-alikes. There are even ideas and recipes for preparing and preserving the wild harvest year-round—all with full-color photography. Let Gary take you on the ultimate tour of our edible wild kingdom!
Author: David W. Fischer
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Release Date: 2010-03-01
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.
Author: David L. Spahr
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Release Date: 2009
Containing hundreds of detailed color photos, this guide documents prized culinary and healing mushrooms and where to find them, in a resource that also provides useful ideas for cooking mushrooms. Original.
Author: Peter Jordan
Publisher: Southwater Pub
Release Date: 2010-06
This handy volume begins with a short introduction explaining everything a mushroom picker needs to know, followed by a fully-illustrated A?Z guide in which the author describes the identifying features and habitats of edible and inedible mushrooms.
Author: Michael Kuo
Release Date: 2007
With a dash of humor and a dollop of science, Michael Kuo selects the top 100 mushrooms best suited for cooking. Like Kuo’s very popular book Morels, 100 Edible Mushrooms is written in the author’s inimitable, engaging, and appealing style, taking the reader on the hunt through forest and kitchen in search of mycological pleasures and culinary delights. Kuo describes in detail how to identify each species, where and when to find them, and how to cook them in creative and delicious recipes. The mushrooms presented in the book are the most often eaten varieties, and a description of the button mushrooms found in the grocery store is included. All of the mushrooms have at least one full-color illustration and some several more to aid in identifying and distinguishing look-alike and nonedible species. An indispensable book for mushroom hunters, naturalists, and cooks Michael Kuo, an English teacher in Illinois, is the developer of mushroomexpert.com, a popular online resource for mushroom identification and morel hunting.
Author: Peter Jordan
Publisher: Lorenz Books
Release Date: 1998-08-01
This definitive reference to the world of mushrooms is an essential addition to every mushroom hunter's field kit. The various habitats where mushrooms are found, the times of year when different mushrooms grow are included, along with essential information on equipment, storing and preserving, and how to take a spore print. A fully illustrated A-Z guide follows with the identifying features and habitats of the most popular edible mushrooms. Each entry is accompanied by a clear photographic portrait of the mushroom and in-place images of the growing mushroom for even more accurate information. Additional hints and tips for culinary preparation tell how to preserve, store and cook mushrooms. Finally, a chapter on inedible mushrooms clearly illustrates all the poisonous and possibly deceptive kinds of mushrooms which the picker is most likely to come across.
From harvesting to eating, this book will show you how to identify morels and distinguish them from false morels and other mushrooms. Information is also included to help you determine where to hunt and find the most morels in season. Basic and special cooking techniques show how to enjoy morels.
Mushrooms are popping up everywhere! On restaurant menus, in grocery aisles, at local farmer’s markets, and not just the ubiquitous white buttons we’ve seen for years. What once were exotic are now almost commonplace -- shiitake, chanterelle, cremini, enoki, the list grows longer every year. Understanding how mushrooms grow is crucial to successfully cultivating them, and Mushroom Cultivation offers comprehensive instruction both on how mushrooms grow and how you can cultivate them yourself to enrich your soil, speed up your composting, and even to suppress weeds. Some cultivate mushrooms for medicinal use or make them into teas and tinctures. After reading Mushroom Cultivation, you'll discover that growing a mushroom is really no more difficult than growing a tomato. You just need a slightly different set of skills.