Subtitle A Starter's Guide to Identifying and Foraging Fungi
Description Description Learn to enjoy all the benefits of mushroom foraging with this accessible and affordable adaptation of the best-selling guide Complete Mushroom Hunter.
Mushroom hunting is great in so many ways: it gets you outside
, teaches you about science and the environment
, connects you with like-minded friends
, and allows you to enjoy mushrooms’ wide variety of uses
in food, medicine, and beauty. Mushroom Hunting for Beginners
offers the essential information you need to get started with this rewarding hobby.
In this beginner’s guide, Mushroom guru Gary Lincoff walks you through best practices
for hunting and identifying wild mushrooms
, mushroom safety
, as well as some tips for preparing and using
the mushrooms you collect.
The great photographs
and intriguing stories
included in Mushroom Hunting for Beginners
will draw you in, and the practical, detailed information and tips
will make you into a well-seasoned mycophile before you know it.
Edible mushrooms are everywhere, and once you learn how to look for them and identify them, you will be hooked on mushroom hunting, whether it’s in your local city
park, a suburban
cemetery, or rural
This valuable reference includes:
Practical information on getting equipped for mushroom forays
An illustrated guide to the most common wild edible mushrooms and their poisonous look-alikes
An illustrated guide to medicinal mushrooms
Where to forage
Mushroom identification skills
How to use your harvest, including a selection of mushroom-infused recipes for tasty food and medicinal and beauty products
If you are new to mushroom foraging, this book is the perfect place to start. If you are more experienced, this is a great go-to reference to refresh your knowledge and skill set each season. So grab this guide, your gear, and get hunting.