Field Guide to North American Truffles

Field Guide to North American Truffles

This complete field guide shows chefs and fungi aficionados how to forage for and identify the wide variety of truffles that grow in temperate forests throughout North America.

Author: Matt Trappe

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 9780307807755

Category: Nature

Page: 144

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The second most expensive food in the world after saffron, truffles are treasured, coveted, and savored for their mysterious and exotic flavor. This complete field guide shows chefs and fungi aficionados how to forage for and identify the wide variety of truffles that grow in temperate forests throughout North America. Written by expert horticulturalists who have studied, classified, and enjoyed truffles for decades, the FIELD GUIDE TO NORTH AMERICAN TRUFFLES makes these celebrated underground jewels accessible to all. • The first full-color illustrated guide to identifying North American truffles by their key features, including profiles of more than 80 species of truffles. • Includes more than 80 photographs of rare and hard-to-find truffle species. • Features flavor profiles, delectability index, and culinary tips for each species. • Perfect size for carrying in a pocket or daypack. Reviews"It's the first book of its kind, complete with photographs, cross-sectional views of indigenous truffle varieties, guides to seasonal availability, and foraging tips for hundreds of kinds of truffles (both the edible and inedible kinds), as well as tasting notes and cooking tips." —Saveur
Categories: Nature

Truffle Hound

Truffle Hound

Ever hopeful, I pick up a copy of The Field Guide to North American Truffles, published by the North American Truffling Society. The coauthor is James Trappe, the Darwin of truffle science. Now ninety years old, Trappe (pronounced ...

Author: Rowan Jacobsen

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781526618702

Category: Cooking

Page: 304

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A captivating exploration into the secretive and sensuous world of truffles, the elusive food that has captured hearts, imaginations, and palates worldwide. The scent of one freshly unearthed white truffle in Barolo was all it took to lead Rowan Jacobsen down a rabbit hole into a world of secretive hunts, misty woods, black-market deals, obsessive chefs, quixotic scientists, muddy dogs, maddening smells, and some of the most memorable meals ever created. Truffles attract dreamers, schemers, and sensualists. People spend years training dogs to find them underground. They plant forests of oaks and wait a decade for truffles to appear. They pay £2,170 a pound to possess them. They turn into quivering puddles in their presence. Why? Truffle Hound is the fascinating account of Rowan's quest to find out, a journey that would lead him from Italy to Istria, Hungary, Spain, England, and North America. Both an entertaining odyssey and a manifesto, Truffle Hound demystifies truffles-and then remystifies them, freeing them from their gilded cage and returning them to their roots as a sacred offering from the forest. It helps people understand why they respond so strongly to that crazy smell, shows them there's more to truffles than they ever imagined, and gives them all the tools they need to take their own truffle love to the next level. Deeply informed, unabashedly passionate, rakishly readable, Truffle Hound will spark Britain's next great culinary passion.
Categories: Cooking

The Complete Mushroom Hunter

The Complete Mushroom Hunter

In 2007 Field Guide to North American Truffles by Matt Trappe, Frank Evans, and James Trappe was published. In 2009, the USDA published Diversity, Ecology & Conservation of Truffle Fungi in Forests of the Pacific Northwest, ...

Author: Gary Lincoff

Publisher: Quarry

ISBN: 9781592536153

Category: Cooking

Page: 192

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This book offers designers a vast collection of inspiring and innovative graphic works from the world of music. The main emphasis is on music graphics including album/CD covers and inside spreads, packaging, posters, and other sales materials from the past decade. Music makes the world go 'round, and great album designs generate sales for the record companies that back the artists. By showing diverse album graphics from the last decade, designers get a glimpse into what makes or breaks album sales and just how risky the content can be before it goes too far. Many designers hope to break into the music business by way of design, and this collection will offer insight and inspiration for those venturing in. This book is a compendium of all types of graphically appealing album art, covering all kinds of music and music developers.
Categories: Cooking

The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms

The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms

Because North American truffles have not been systematically studied ( except on the West Coast , where they are relatively abundant and quite varied ) , the eating of American truffles cannot be recommended .

Author: Gary H. Lincoff

Publisher: National Audubon Society Field

ISBN: MINN:319510000566708

Category: Nature

Page: 926

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Covers 725 species, with full-color photographs, descriptions, identification keys, notes on folklore, and advice on edibility
Categories: Nature

Chanterelle Dreams Amanita Nightmares

Chanterelle Dreams  Amanita Nightmares

Helpful Books for Mushroom Identification Field Guides for the Beginning Mushroomer Barron, George. 1999. Mushrooms ofNortheast North America; Midwest to New England. ... Field Guide to North American Truffles.

Author: Greg A. Marley

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 9781603582148

Category: Nature

Page: 263

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Presents an introduction to edible mushrooms, describing their characteristics, the regions where they are found, and how to avoid poisonous varieties, along with a collection of recipes and cooking techniques.
Categories: Nature

Mushrooms of the Southeast

Mushrooms of the Southeast

The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms. New York: Knopf. Mains, E. B. 1939. Cordyceps from the mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee. Journal of the Elisha Mitchell Scientific Society 55(1):117–129.

Author: Todd F. Elliott

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 9781604697308

Category: Nature

Page: 408

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Mushrooms of the Southeast is a compact, beautifully illustrated guide packed with descriptions and photographs of more than 400 of the region’s most important mushrooms. The geographic range covered by the book includes northern Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. In addition to profiles on individual species, the book also includes a general discussion and definition of fungi, information on where to find mushrooms and collection guidelines, an overview of fungus ecology, and information on mushroom poisoning and how to avoid it.
Categories: Nature



The Field Guide to North American Truffles (2007) describes T. shearii as being 'palatable', whileT. canaliculatum joins T. gibbosum and T. oregonense as 'delicious'. Despite their apparent gustatory value, the American truffles had ...

Author: Zachary Nowak

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781780234823

Category: Cooking

Page: 128

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What is a truffle? Is it the über-shroom, the highest order of fungal foods? Does it arrive, as some cultures feel, in the moment of a thunderclap? One thing is for sure: despite its unappetizing appearance, the truffle is without a doubt one of the most prized ingredients in the world’s pantry. In this book, Zachary Nowak digs deep into the history and fame of this unlikeliest of luxury items, exploring the truffle’s intoxicating hold on our senses how its distinctive flavor has become an instant indication of haute cuisine. Nowak traces the truffle’s journey from the kitchens of East Asia to those of Europe and the Americas. Balancing cultural, historical, and scientific perspectives, he offers a thorough and complete portrait of this many-sided mushroom. By comparing the truffle’s history in the Old World with its growing prominence in the New World, he tells a larger story of the growth and dynamism of modern Western cuisine and food cultures. Featuring many instructive and surprising illustrations, and numerous recipes both historical and contemporary, this unique and fascinating book is a must-read for chefs, food historians, and anyone ever drawn by the truffle’s mysterious, rich, and savory allure.
Categories: Cooking

Diversity Ecology and Conservation of Truffle Fungi in Forests of the Pacific Northwest

Diversity  Ecology  and Conservation of Truffle Fungi in Forests of the Pacific Northwest

Further details are available in the Field Guide to North American Truffles ( M. Trappe et al . 2007 ) . White trufflesThe white truffles of the PNW ( called “ Oregon ” white truffles ) are related to the culinary truffles of Europe by ...



ISBN: MINN:31951D02938269I

Category: Mycorrhizas

Page: 194

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Forests of the Pacific Northwest have been an epicenter for the evolution of truffle fungi with over 350 truffle species and 55 genera currently identified. Truffle fungi develop their reproductive fruit-bodies typically belowground, so they are harder to find and study than mushrooms that fruit aboveground. Nevertheless, over the last five decades, the Corvallis Forest Mycology program of the Pacific Northwest Research Station has amassed unprecedented knowledge on the diversity and ecology of truffles in the region. Truffle fungi form mycorrhizal symbioses that benefit the growth and survival of many tree and understory plants. Truffle fruit-bodies serve as a major food souce for many forest-dwelling mammals. A few truffle species are commercially harvested for gourmet consumption in regional restaurants. This publication explores the biology and ecology of truffle fungi in the Pacific Northwest, their importance in forest ecosystems, and effects of various silvicultural practices on sustaining truffle populations. General management principles and considerations to sustain this valuable fungal resource are provided.
Categories: Mycorrhizas

Edible Ectomycorrhizal Mushrooms

Edible Ectomycorrhizal Mushrooms

Wall Street Journal 25 March 1994. Schlosser WE, Blatner KA (1995) The wild edible ... Mycotaxon 60:365—372 Trappe MJ, Evans F, Trappe JM (2007) Field guide to North American truffles.

Author: Alessandra Zambonelli

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642338236

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 409

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Edible ectomycorrhizal mushrooms (EEMMs) comprise more than 1000 species and are an important food and forest resource. In this volume of Soil Biology, internationally recognized scientists offer their most recent research findings on these beguiling fungi. Topics covered include: complex ecological interactions between plants, EEMMs, and soil organisms; comparative genomics, high-throughput sequencing and modern research tools; genetic selection of fungal strains and techniques for inoculating plants; economic and social considerations surrounding wild collected EEMMs; and practical information concerning soil management and EEMM cultivation. The book will be a useful guide for anyone interested in soil ecology, forestry, or the genetics and cultivation of EEMMs, and provides an extensive knowledge base and inspirations for future studies on these ecologically and economically important fungi.
Categories: Technology & Engineering