Mushrooming Without Fear

Author: Alexander Schwab
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781602391604
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Eight rules of mushroom gathering, color photographs, identification checklist, recipes, advice on handling, and more.

Mushrooming With Confidence

Author: Alexander Schwab
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1620877430
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Picking mushrooms in the woods on a sunny day can be fun for the whole family . . . but only if you do it safely! There are thousands of different species of fungi, so it can be hard to tell which are edible and which are poisonous when you are picking them for yourself in the wild. Safe and unsafe species often closely resemble each other, and worrying about which mushrooms are safe and which might be deadly can take all the fun out of mushrooming. Enter Mushrooming with Confidence! Improving on the usual overwhelming and exhaustive wild plant guidebook, Mushrooming with Confidence is a slim, handy manual that focuses on the tastiest and most common mushrooms, so that you can easily spot those that are not only safe to eat, but also a delight to cook and share! Here mushrooms are divided into four identification categories so that anyone will be able to recognize what he or she is looking at quickly and correctly. Thirty of the most common and delicious types are explained in detail, from the common field mushroom to the pretty purple amethyst deceiver and the prolific and tasty charcoal burner. Each mushroom includes a "Positive ID Checklist" that the reader can go through to be absolutely certain they have the right species, and more than 300 color photographs make it a snap to know exactly what kind of mushroom you've found . . . and whether you really want to pick it! With lists of the best tools for mushrooming, the best techniques for getting a mushroom out of the ground in one piece, and even how to remove worms, Mushrooming with Confidence will extinguish any fear or doubt that might stop you from hunting down your own delicious mushrooms. This will prove a fun and essential guide for novice and experienced pickers alike!

Edible Mushrooms

Author: Barbro Forsberg
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1629140023
Size: 66.71 MB
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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.

Start Mushrooming

Author: Stan Tekiela
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781591938309
Size: 74.84 MB
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Start Mushrooming introduces seven unmistakable, edible mushrooms in North America and helps readers begin to forage for them.

Edible Wild Mushrooms Of North America

Author: David W. Fischer
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292792484
Size: 71.25 MB
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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: 0762777249
Size: 30.52 MB
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The essential guide for seeking and savoring North America’s edible species.

Mushrooms And Truffles Of The Southwest

Author: Jack S. States
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 9780816511921
Size: 38.73 MB
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The American Southwest is not usually thought of as a habitat for mushrooms, yet its various life zones are home to a surprising number of fungi and related species. This first book on the region's mushrooms and truffles provides descriptions and color illustrations for 156 major species and additional descriptive references for 155 more. Also included are selected slime molds and lichens, which, like truffles, usually are not covered in mushroom guides at all. The book's range is Arizona, New Mexico, and parts of Colorado, Utah, Nevada, California, and northern Mexico. It is designed to help fungiphiles not only identify mushrooms but also find them. The author describes the life zones where fungi can be found in association with characteristic plant communities and provides maps--with major landmarks indicated--designating conifer forests on public land where mushrooms are most often found. The major classifications covered are Club Fungi (Basidiomycetes), Stomach Fungi (Gasteromycetes), Sac Fungi (Ascomycetes), and Tuberlike Ascomycetes and Basidiomycetes. A special feature of the guide is the provision of cross references to other field guides, reinforcing the need to confirm identification before consuming mushrooms. Notations on toxicity and edibility are provided.

Mushroom Picker S Foolproof Field Guide

Author: Peter Jordan
Publisher: Southwater Pub
ISBN: 9781844769254
Size: 32.84 MB
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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.

100 Edible Mushrooms

Author: Michael Kuo
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780472031269
Size: 65.88 MB
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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.

The Pocket Guide To Wild Mushrooms

Author: Pelle Holmberg
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1620877317
Size: 39.24 MB
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Learn how to recognize mushrooms in the wild with this handy guide.