This guide provides the necessary information for the safe collection of fungi, and is essential reading for fungus enthusiasts, ecologists, conservationists, medical professionals and anyone interested in the natural world.
Author: Alison Pouliot
Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
Category: Business & Economics
Fungi are diverse, delicious and sometimes deadly. With interest in foraging for wild food on the rise, learning to accurately identify fungi reduces both poisoning risk to humans and harm to the environment. This extensively illustrated guide takes a 'slow mushrooming' approach – providing the information to correctly identify a few edible species thoroughly, rather than many superficially. Wild Mushrooming: A Guide for Foragers melds scientific and cultural knowledge with stunning photography to present a new way of looking at fungi. It models 'ecological foraging' – an approach based on care, conservation and a deep understanding of ecosystem dynamics. Sections on where, when and how to find fungi guide the forager in the identification of 10 edible species. Diagnostic information on toxic fungi and lookalike species helps to differentiate the desirable from the deadly. Wild Mushrooming then takes us into the kitchen with cooking techniques and 29 recipes from a variety of cuisines that can be adapted for both foraged and cultivated fungi. Developing the skills to find fungi requires slowness, not speed. This guide provides the necessary information for the safe collection of fungi, and is essential reading for fungus enthusiasts, ecologists, conservationists, medical professionals and anyone interested in the natural world.
McFarland and Mueller have come up with an entirely new format for getting the uninitiated involved in the joys of wild mushrooming. The writing is learned but very easy to understand, entertaining, and witty— at times hilarious. Bravo!
Author: Joe McFarland
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Lavishly illustrated with nearly three hundred gorgeous full-color photos, this engaging guidebook carefully describes forty different edible species of wild mushrooms found around Illinois and surrounding states, including Iowa, Wisconsin, Missouri, Indiana, and Kentucky. With conversational and witty prose, the book provides extensive detail on each edible species, including photographs of potential look-alikes to help you safely identify and avoid poisonous species. Mushroom lovers from Chicago to Cairo will find their favorite local varieties, including morels, chanterelles, boletes, puffballs, and many others. Veteran mushroom hunters Joe McFarland and Gregory M. Mueller also impart their wisdom about the best times and places to find these hidden gems. Edible Wild Mushrooms of Illinois and Surrounding States also offers practical advice on preparing, storing, drying, and cooking with wild mushrooms, presenting more than two dozen tantalizing mushroom recipes from some of the best restaurants and chefs in Illinois, including one of Food & Wine magazine's top 10 new chefs of 2007. Recipes include classics like Beer Battered Morels, Parasol Mushroom Frittatas, and even the highly improbable (yet delectable) Morel Tiramisu for dessert. As the first new book about Illinois mushrooms in more than eighty years, this is the guide that mushroom hunters and cooks have been craving. Visit the book's companion website at www.illinoismushrooms.com.
The invention of agriculture eventually freed us from our potluck dependence on wild places for our meals. ... But I don't know many people in this country who gather wild mushrooms, although they are one of the most sought-after wild ...
Author: Bill Russell
Publisher: Penn State Press
This revised and expanded edition of mushroom expert Bill Russell’s popular Field Guide to Wild Mushrooms of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic provides both novice and experienced mushroom foragers with detailed, easy-to-use information about more than one hundred species of these fungi, including twenty-five varieties not found in the previous guide. From the Morel to the Chanterelle to the aptly named Chicken of the Woods, mushrooms of the mid-Atlantic region can be harvested and enjoyed, if you know where to look. Each entry in this field guide contains a detailed description, current scientific classification, key updates and information from recent studies, and high-quality color photographs to aid in identification. Thoughtfully organized by season, the guide shows you how to locate and identify the most common mushrooms in the region and recognize look-alikes—and explains what to do with edible mushrooms once you’ve found them. Featuring over one hundred full-color illustrations and distilling Russell’s fifty years of experience in hunting, studying, and teaching about wild mushrooms, Field Guide to Wild Mushrooms of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic is an indispensable reference for curious hikers, amateur biologists, adventurous chefs, and mycophiles of all stripes.
There are several recently published books which help in the identification of these mushrooms . See the Bibliography at the end of this book for a listing of these and other related books . To open my discussion of the psilocybin ...
Author: Bob Harris
Publisher: Ronin Publishing
This step-by-step guide introduces the beginning mushroom cultivator to everything he needs to know, from sterile culture procedures to indoor bottle gardens to indoor/outdoor compost gardens. Ten chapters cover equipment, growing media, compost, small indoor quantities, starting cultures, and incubation. Black-and-white line drawings and half-tones complement the 16 full color photos taken by the author, founder of the mail order business Mushroom People.
Various records have confirmed the utilization of wild mushrooms as medicines since the Neolithic and Paleolithic eras (Samorini, 2001). Boa (2004) revealed that wild mushrooms are not simply a source of food but also a ...
Author: Sanju Bala Dhull
Publisher: CRC Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
Many wild varieties of mushrooms are consumed by people around the world, yet many species remain unexplored, their nutritional as well as pharmacological significance yet to be discovered for many of them. Wild Mushrooms: Characteristics, Nutrition, and Processing informs readers about different unexplored wild mushrooms, their methods of cultivation, nutritional values, pharmaceutical values, and possible utilization for human wellbeing. The book represents a comprehensive assessement of current knowledge about the edible mushrooms commercialization, especially as nutraceuticals and dietary supplement formulation, mineral supplementation and source of quality proteins in foods and diet. The health benefits of edible mushrooms, nature and chemistry of bioactive components and in-vitro and in-vivo bioactivity of edible mushrooms are also highlighted in different chapters. By bringing diverse areas such as oxidative stress and longevity, techniques of mushroom analysis, toxicology and extracellular enzymes of wild mushrooms, it lays the groundwork for striking expansion in our understanding of these important biochemicals and their role in health and disease prevention. Key Features: Explores major preservation and processing technologies for wild mushrooms and their effects on bioavailability and nutritional value of mushrooms Presents the classical taxonomy and genetic classification of mushrooms Discusses the different components present in mushrooms and their biological activities and the health attribute of mushrooms due to these bioactive components Reviews the applications of mushrooms in environmental pollution reduction Covers different cultivation strategies of edible and medicinal mushrooms The book also explores the role of mushrooms in the degradation of harmful xenobiotic compounds as well as reduction of pesticides. It discusses the utilization of wild mushrooms in waste management and cultivation of wild mushroom using lignocellulosic biomass-based residue as a substrate. This book should be of interest to a large and varied audience of researchers in academia, industry, nutritionists, dietitian, food scientists, agriculturists and regulators.
50 Recipes for Enjoying Your Porcinis, Chanterelles, and Other Foraged Mushrooms Pelle Holmberg ... Mixing wild mushrooms with store-bought ones can create new flavors. The Oyster mushroom is mild in flavor and pairs well with ...
Author: Pelle Holmberg
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Soups, Stir-Fries, and Full Courses from the Forest to the Frying Pan You’ve spent the summer picking mushrooms in the forest, gaze sweeping along the trunks of trees and a basket of mushrooms dangling from the crook of your arm—but what next? With storerooms and cellar overflowing with chanterelles, porcini, and boletes, how do you prepare these delicacies of nature into flavorful and mouthwatering dishes? This is the cookbook foragers and mushroom lovers have been waiting for; this is the book that shows how to turn delicious, hand-picked ingredients into: Mushroom flourChanterelle soup with gorgonzolaDumplings, quesadillas, and risottosPorcini focacciaMushroom pie with mozzarella and chardLamb and venison stir friesLasagnaAnd much more! Mushrooms are a flavor enhancer like no other—perfect for a light snack, appetizer, or main course—and are perfect in combination with fish, poultry, game, and other wild ingredients. Mushrooms are also sugar-, gluten-, and carb-free, making them the ideal ingredient for the modern kitchen. Featuring fifty delectable recipes, mouthwatering photographs, and tips on how to dry and preserve mushrooms from the wild, Cooking with Wild Mushrooms is all you need to turn your favorite hobby into tonight’s dinner.
Cooking. Wild. Mushrooms. There areediblespeciesin almost every family of mushrooms. The edible speciescoveredby this book are fairly representative of the overall variety of mushrooms found in North America. They range from morels, ...
Author: David W. Fischer
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Unusual shapes and colors make many mushrooms alluring to the eye, while the exotic flavors and textures of edible mushrooms are a gourmet delicacy for the palate. Yet many people never venture beyond the supermarket offerings, fearing that all other mushrooms are poisonous. With amateur mushroom hunters especially in mind, David Fischer and Alan Bessette have prepared Edible Wild Mushrooms of North America. This field guide presents more than 100 species of the most delicious mushrooms, along with detailed information on how to find, gather, store, and prepare them for the table. More than 70 savory recipes, ranging from soups and salads to casseroles, canapes, quiches, and even a dessert, are included. Throughout, the authors constantly emphasize the need for correct identification of species for safe eating. Each species is described in detailed, nontechnical language, accompanied by a list of key identifying characteristics that reliably rule out all but the target species. Superb color photographs also aid in identification. Poisonous "lookalikes" are described and illustrated, and the authors also assess the risks of allergic or idiosyncratic reactions to edible species and the possibilities of chemical or bacterial contamination.
The Washington State Department of Agriculture publishes annual harvest totals in conjunction with U.S. Department of Agriculture crop reporting statistics , as well as a description of where processed wild mushrooms were sent .
Various other resources also are produced on these lands , including water , wildlife , Christmas trees , scenery , fuel wood , and mushrooms . These resources benefit the U.S. public and private land owners .
For some, myself included, the appreciation of nature included, in late adolescence, a growing interest in wild foods and foraging (thank Euell Gibbons). My growing fascination with wild mushrooms was further fueled by the possibility ...
Author: Greg A. Marley
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
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.