The New Guide To Mushrooms

You'll find The New Guide To Mushrooms to be the ultimate book for picking and using mushrooms. Whether hobbyist or curious, you'll enjoy this unique book on one of the world's favorite ingredients. 


Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 128 pages. 

Copyright: 1996 

Publisher: Smithmark Publishers 

Author: Peter Jordan 

ISBN: 9780831773489

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Description: Mushrooming is a hobby of ever-increasing popularity that everyone, even city-dwellers, can enjoy. The common perception is that fall is the time for mushrooming, but mushrooms are one of the few wild treasures available nearly all the year round, and interest and passions are easily aroused when we realize how many mushrooms there are growing in our woods and fields. It is crucial that authoritative references are consulted when identifying mushrooms, and this brand new, practical and informative guide offers clear, expert advice for accurate identification. 

The New Guide to Mushrooms begins with a short introduction explaining everything a mushroom picker needs to know, the different habitats in which mushrooms are found, the times of year when different species grow, essential information on equipment, storing and preserving, and how to take a spore print (the mushroom equivalent of a fingerprint!). 

The introduction is followed by a fully-illustrated A-Z guide in which the author describes the identifying features and habitats of the most popular edible mushrooms, such as ceps, chanterelles, morels, oyster mushrooms, puffballs, and many, many more. As the huge majority of mushrooms are hunted for cooking, additional hints and tips for preparation give wonderful suggestions of how to preserve, store and cook the collector's harvest. Each entry is accompanied by expert photographs of mushroom portraits together with images of the mushroom growing in the wild for even more accurate identification. Finally, a chapter on inedible mushrooms clearly illustrates many of the poisonous and potentially deceptive species which the mushroom picker is most likely to come across, such as the fly agaric, the panther cap and the false chanterelle, ensuring that the reader can avoid some of the dangers of picking mushrooms. 

Fully illustrated with over 300 color photographs, this new volume is the most up-to-date and clear guide available: quick and easy to use, it provides all the essential information a mushroom picker needs, for exhilarating, rewarding wild mushroom collecting. 


Condition: Cover page is trimmed. Further good condition. 

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