Wild Mushrooms : From Forest To TableBook - 2018/05/01
Fun, informative, practical – whether or not you put your mushroom where your mouth is!
Wild mushrooms have been part of the human diet for centuries, and add a tasty, healthful kick to any meal. But how to overcome fear and uncertainty when foraging? Once you know what to look for, the thousands of good guys and handful of deadly poisonous bad guys are as easy to distinguish as iceberg lettuce from cabbage.
In this irreverent yet irrefutable guide to mushroom hunting, author Alan Muskat addresses the most common misconceptions about mushrooms, as well as many questions left unanswered by the top-selling identification books. Yet this is no "field guide"; as Muskat explains, the only good field guide is one with two legs. Instead, Muskat covers important nuances like the difference between "poisonous" and "not edible," or "edible" and "edible with caution". After all, every mushroom is edible — once.
Uniquely down to earth and entertaining, Wild Mushrooms speaks to health enthusiasts, foodies, new and fearless foragers, and armchair naturalists alike. Whether to save money, escape the system, or just for fun, foraging has universal appeal. It's a return to our hunter-gatherer roots, and the original "shopping spree!"
This irreverent guide to mushroom hunting addresses common misconceptions about mushrooms, as well as many questions left unanswered by top-selling mushroom identification books. Covers a wide range of topics, from why hunt mushrooms to how to prepare your bounty, and will appeal to health enthusiasts, foodies, foragers, and armchair naturalists.