Mushroom Hunting

There are many wild mushroom species that are favorable for eating. Identification is not the only factor of hunting for mushrooms. Knowing where to search and specific conditions in which it takes for mushrooms to grow are key for finding mushrooms in your area. Go mushroom hunting with these titles from our digital collections.

The Complete Mushroom Hunter by Gary Lincoff

Do you know your mushrooms? This is the only mushrooming book that will introduce you safely and with confidence to the not-so underground" hobby of mushroom hunting and gathering. Gathering edible wild food is a wonderful way to forge a connection to the earth. Mushrooms are the ultimate local food source; they grow literally everywhere, from mountains and woodlands to urban and suburban parks to your own backyard. The Complete Mushroom Hunter will enrich your understanding of the natural world and build an appreciation for an ancient, critically relevant, and useful body of knowledge. Amateur mycologists and mushroom enthusiasts will find this is a guidebook for their passion. Mushroom guru Gary Lincoff escorts you from the mushroom's earliest culinary awakening, through getting equipped for mushroom forays, to preparing and serving the fruits of the foray, wherever you live. Inside you'll find: -A brief, but colorful history of mushroom hunting worldwide -How to get equipped for a mushroom foray -A completely illustrated guide to the common wild edible mushrooms and their poisonous look-alikes: where to find them, how to identify them, and more -How to prepare and serve the fruits of your foray, plus more than 30 delicious recipes -Plus, dozens of colorful, priceless anecdotes from living the mushroom lifestyle.

The Pocket Guide to Wild Mushrooms by Pelle Holmberg, Hans Marklund

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.

Edible Mushrooms by Barbro Forsberg

Wandering the woods in search of mushrooms is one of life's great pleasures. But be careful to pick the right ones! With Edible Mushrooms in your backpack, you'll know to pick only the safest, most delicious chanterelles, truffles, morels, and more. Author Barbro Forsberg presents forty edible species, and reveals how, when, and where to find them--knowledge gained over the course of four decades spent mushrooming in the woods. Discover such aspects of mushrooming as: Characteristics of edible mushrooms, per species; Cooking, cleaning, and drying the day's bounty; Edible, inedible, or toxic?; Photographs and descriptions for what to pick and what to avoid; Poisonous varieties and how to recognize them. All content has been verified by a professional mycologist. Plus, nature and educational photographs illustrate how mushrooms grow, the environments where you can expect to find them, and the ways in which the same species may vary from one sample to the next. So whether you're an experienced mushroom hunter or a novice to the art, with Edible Mushrooms you can confidently recognize, pick, and eat the tastiest wild mushrooms.

Mushroom by Cynthia D. Bertelsen

Known as the meat of the vegetable world, mushrooms have their ardent supporters as well as their fierce detractors. Hobbits go crazy over them, while Diderot thought they should be "sent back to the dung heap where they are born." In Mushroom, Cynthia D. Bertelsen examines the colorful history of these divisive edible fungi. As she reveals, their story is fraught with murder and accidental death, hunger and gluttony, sickness and health, religion and war. Some cultures equate them with the rottenness of life while others delight in cooking and eating them. And then there are those "magic" mushrooms, which some people link to ancient religious beliefs.

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