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

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Quarry Books, 15 de jun. de 2017 - 208 páginas

In The Complete Mushroom Hunter, Revised, mushroom guru Gary Lincoff escorts you through the cultural and culinary history of the mushroom, hunting and identifying wild mushrooms, mushroom safety, and on to preparing and serving the fungi. Stunning photographs and Lincoff’s fascinating anecdotes from the field will make you an instant mycophile.

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, Revised will enrich your understanding of the natural world and build an appreciation for an ancient, critically relevant, and useful body of knowledge. With great expertise, Lincoff provides a complete overview of edible mushrooms: 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, 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, with information of psychedelic and psychotherapeutic mushrooms
  • An illustrated guide to medicinal mushrooms
  • Where to find your fare, and how to identify them
  • How to prepare and serve your fungi
  • Thirty delicious recipes

Five appendices offer even more mushroom knowledge, with information on how to make mushroom artwork, mushroom cultivation, less common edible varieties, and winter hunting; plus find an essential guide to major poisonous mushrooms, symptoms of poisoning, and treatment.

Whether you're just starting out with the hobby or an experienced mycophile looking to add to your collection, The Complete Mushroom Hunter, Revised is your ideal guide.

 

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This is a good introduction to mushroom hunting, identifying, eating, etc. It is nice because it takes an gourmand's approach, teaching and describing the most important edible varieties that are ... Ler resenha completa

Conteúdo

Introduction
7
Mushrooms The What and the Who
8
Mushroom Hunting
20
Mushroom Identification
42
Medicinal Mushrooms
156
Bringing Home the Harvest Mushroom Recipes
168
Mushroom Arts Crafts
180
Mushroom Cultivation
186
Winter Hunting
199
Essential Guide to Major Posionous Mushrooms Symptoms of Poisoning and Treatment
202
Photo Credits
203
Resources
204
Acknowlegments
205
About the Author
206
Index
207
Direitos autorais

Incredible Edibles
195

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Sobre o autor (2017)

Gary Lincoff taught courses on mushroom and plant identification and use at the New York Botanical Garden and led wild mushroom and edible wild plant study trips and forays to 30 countries. Lincoff chaired the Telluride Mushroom Festival for 25 years (1980-2004), and continued to participate for many years as its principal speaker. He was the president of the North American Mycological Association from 1980 to 1986. His books include the The Complete Mushroom Hunter and National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms. He lived in New York City.

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