The Complete Mushroom Hunter, Revised by Gary Lincoff
Illustrated Guide to Foraging, Harvesting, and Enjoying Wild Mushrooms - Including new sections on growing your own incredible edibles and off-season collecting
In The Complete Mushroom Hunter, Revised, Gary Lincoff escorts you through the culinary history of the mushroom and on to preparing and serving the fungi.
Gathering edible wild food is a lovely 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, Revised will enrich your understanding of the natural world and build an appreciation for an ancient, critically relevant, and useful body of knowledge. 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, 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 your fare, and how to identify them
- How to prepare and serve your fungi
- Thirty delicious recipes
All this, plus dozens of colorful, priceless anecdotes from living the mushroom lifestyle. The Complete Mushroom Hunter, Revised is truly the definitive guide to this exciting hobby!
Gary Lincoff is the author of The Complete Mushroom Hunter and the author, co-author, or editor of several books and articles on mushrooms. He teaches courses on mushroom and plant identification and use at the New York Botanical Garden and has led wild mushroom and edible wild plant study trips and forays to 30 countries. Lincoff chaired the Telluride Mushroom Festival for 25 years (1980-2004), and still participatesas its principal speaker. He lives in New York City.