The Complete Mushroom Hunter: An Illustrated Guide to Finding, Harvesting, and Enjoying Wild Mushrooms

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Quarry Books, 19 de jan de 2011 - 192 páginas
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DIVDo 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/div
 

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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

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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
Essential Guide to Major Posionous Mushrooms Symptoms of Poisoning and Treatment
186
Photo Credits
187
Resources
188
Acknowlegments
191
About the Author
192
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DIVGary Lincoff is the author or editor of several books and articles on mushrooms, including The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms. He teaches courses on mushroom identification at the New York Botanical Garden. He has led mushroom study trips and forays around the world, and he is a featured “myco-visionary” in the award-winning documentary Know Your Mushrooms./div

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