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The Complete Mushroom Hunter, Revised

Illustrated Guide to Foraging, Harvesting, and Enjoying Wild Mushrooms - Including New Sections on Growing Your Own Incredible Edibles and Off-season Collecting
Author: Gary Lincoff
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 1631593013
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 208
View: 1127
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.

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The Joy of Foraging

Gary Lincoff's Illustrated Guide to Finding, Harvesting, and Enjoying a World of Wild Food
Author: Gary Lincoff
Publisher: Quarry Books
ISBN: 1610584163
Category: Nature
Page: 192
View: 2453
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!

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Mushroom Picker's Foolproof Field Guide

The Expert Guide to Identifying, Picking and Using Wild Mushrooms
Author: Peter Jordan
Publisher: Southwater Pub
ISBN: 9781844769254
Category: Nature
Page: 128
View: 1700
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.

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Mushrooming Without Fear

The Beginner's Guide to Collecting Safe and Delicious Mushrooms
Author: Alexander Schwab
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781602391604
Category: Nature
Page: 128
View: 6125
Eight rules of mushroom gathering, color photographs, identification checklist, recipes, advice on handling, and more.

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Edible Wild Mushrooms of North America

A Field-to-kitchen Guide
Author: David W. Fischer,Alan E. Bessette
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292792484
Category: Cooking
Page: 264
View: 428
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.

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100 Edible Mushrooms


Author: Michael Kuo
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780472031269
Category: Nature
Page: 329
View: 5458
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.

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Wild Edible Mushrooms

Tips and Recipes for Every Mushroom Hunter
Author: Hope Miller
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762777249
Category: Nature
Page: 256
View: 2804
The essential guide for seeking and savoring North America’s edible species.

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The Mushroom Hunters

On the Trail of an Underground America
Author: Langdon Cook
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 0345536258
Category: Cooking
Page: 296
View: 351
A culinary and natural history of mushroom foraging subculture juxtaposes the experiences of savvy mushroom-hunting iconoclasts and loners against the high-priced capitalism of four-star kitchens.

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The Pocket Guide to Wild Mushrooms

Helpful Tips for Mushrooming in the Field
Author: Pelle Holmberg,Hans Marklund
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1620877317
Category: Nature
Page: 125
View: 4402
Learn how to recognize mushrooms in the wild with this handy guide.

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Morel Hunting

How to Find, Preserve, Care for, and Prepare the Wild Mushrooms
Author: John Maybrier,Theresa Maybrier
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811708349
Category: Nature
Page: 120
View: 2507
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.

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Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms of New England and Eastern Canada


Author: David L. Spahr
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1556437951
Category: Cooking
Page: 229
View: 2272
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.

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Mushrooms of the Northeast

A Simple Guide to Common Mushrooms
Author: Teresa Marrone,Walt Sturgeon
Publisher: Adventure Publications
ISBN: 1591936314
Category: Nature
Page: 288
View: 9720
Hundreds of full-color photos with easy-to-understand text make this a great visual guide to learning about more than 400 species of common wild mushrooms found in the Northeast. The species (from Morel Mushrooms to Shelf Mushrooms) are organized by shape, then by color, so you can identify them by their visual characteristics. Plus, with the Top Edibles and Top Toxics sections, you'll begin to learn which are the edible wild mushrooms. The information in the book, written by Teresa Marrone and Walt Sturgeon, is accessible to beginners but useful for even experienced mushroom seekers.

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Field Guide to North American Truffles

Hunting, Identifying, and Enjoying the World's Most Prized Fungi
Author: Matt Trappe,Frank Evans,James M. Trappe
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 0307807754
Category: Nature
Page: 144
View: 509
The second most expensive food in the world after saffron, truffles are treasured, coveted, and savored for their mysterious and exotic flavor. This complete field guide shows chefs and fungi aficionados how to forage for and identify the wide variety of truffles that grow in temperate forests throughout North America. Written by expert horticulturalists who have studied, classified, and enjoyed truffles for decades, the FIELD GUIDE TO NORTH AMERICAN TRUFFLES makes these celebrated underground jewels accessible to all. The first full-color illustrated guide to identifying North American truffles by their key features, including profiles of more than 80 species of truffles. Includes more than 80 photographs of rare and hard-to-find truffle species. Features flavor profiles, delectability index, and culinary tips for each species. Perfect size for carrying in a pocket or daypack. Reviews"It'¬?s the first book of its kind, complete with photographs, cross-sectional views of indigenous truffle varieties, guides to seasonal availability, and foraging tips for hundreds of kinds of truffles (both the edible and inedible kinds), as well as tasting notes and cooking tips."-Saveur From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Mushrooms of the Southeast


Author: Todd F. Elliott,Steven L. Stephenson
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 160469730X
Category: Nature
Page: 408
View: 623
Mushrooms of the Southeast is a compact, beautifully illustrated guide packed with descriptions and photographs of more than 400 of the region’s most important mushrooms. The geographic range covered by the book includes northern Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. In addition to profiles on individual species, the book also includes a general discussion and definition of fungi, information on where to find mushrooms and collection guidelines, an overview of fungus ecology, and information on mushroom poisoning and how to avoid it.

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Mushroom Cultivation

An Illustrated Guide to Growing Your Own Mushrooms at Home
Author: Tavis Lynch
Publisher: Quarry Books
ISBN: 1631596381
Category: Nature
Page: 144
View: 4052
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.

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The Book of Fungi

A Life-Size Guide to Six Hundred Species from around the World
Author: Peter Roberts,Shelley Evans
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022617719X
Category: Nature
Page: 656
View: 4804
Colorful, mysterious, and often fantastically shaped, fungi have been a source of wonder and fascination since the earliest hunter-gatherers first foraged for them. Today there are few, if any, places on Earth where fungi have not found themselves a home. And these highly specialized organisms are an indispensable part of the great chain of life. They not only partner in symbiotic relationships with over ninety percent of the world’s trees and flowering plant species, they also recycle and create humus, the fertile soil from which such flora receive their nutrition. Some fungi are parasites or saprotrophs; many are poisonous and, yes, hallucinogenic; others possess life-enhancing properties that can be tapped for pharmaceutical products; while a delicious few are prized by epicureans and gourmands worldwide. In this lavishly illustrated volume, six hundred fungi from around the globe get their full due. Each species here is reproduced at its actual size, in full color, and is accompanied by a scientific explanation of its distribution, habitat, association, abundance, growth form, spore color, and edibility. Location maps give at-a-glance indications of each species’ known global distribution, and specially commissioned engravings show different fruitbody forms and provide the vital statistics of height and diameter. With information on the characteristics, distinguishing features, and occasionally bizarre habits of these fungi, readers will find in this book the common and the conspicuous, the unfamiliar and the odd. There is a fungal predator, for instance, that hunts its prey with lassos, and several that set traps, including one that entices sows by releasing the pheromones of a wild boar. Mushrooms, morels, puffballs, toadstools, truffles, chanterelles—fungi from habitats spanning the poles and the tropics, from the highest mountains to our own backyards—are all on display in this definitive work.

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Mushrooms of the Northeastern United States and Eastern Canada

Timber Press Field Guide
Author: Timothy J. Baroni
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604698144
Category: Nature
Page: 600
View: 4667
A must-have for mushroom hunters in the northeast The Northeast is one of the best places to find mushrooms; they are both abundant and spectacularly diverse. Mushrooms of the Northeastern United States and Eastern Canada is a compact, beautifully illustrated guide packed with descriptions and photographs of more than 400 of the region's most conspicuous, distinctive, and ecologically important mushrooms. The geographic range covered by the book includes Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Wisconsin, and the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Ontario, and most of Quebec. In addition to profiles on individual species, Mushrooms of the Northeastern United States and Eastern Canada also includes a general discussion and definition of fungi; information on where to find mushrooms and guidelines on collecting them; an overview of fungus ecology; and a discussion on mushroom poisoning and how to avoid it.

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The Mushroom Book


Author: Thomas Laessøe,Gary Lincoff,Anna Del Conte
Publisher: Dk Pub
ISBN: N.A
Category: Cooking
Page: 256
View: 7246
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.

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Foraging Mushrooms Oregon

Finding, Identifying, and Preparing Edible Wild Mushrooms
Author: Jim Meuninck
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493026704
Category: Nature
Page: 144
View: 2030
Detailed descriptions of edible mushrooms; tips on finding, preparing, and using mushrooms; a glossary of botanical terms; color photos. Use Foraging Mushrooms as a field guide or as a delightful armchair read. No matter what you’re looking for, be it the curative Heal-All or a snack, this guide will enhance your next backpacking trip or easy stroll around the garden, and may just provide some new favorites for your dinner table.

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The Complete Book of Mushrooms

An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Edible Mushrooms and Over 100 Delicious Ways to Cook Them, with Over 700 Color Photographs
Author: Peter Jordan
Publisher: Southwater Pub
ISBN: 9781780190020
Category: Cooking
Page: 264
View: 1883
Arranged alphabetically, covers the most popular, edible mushrooms and provides photographs of the mushrooms in their growing locations and in close-up identification shots.