A beginners guide to foraging for edible mushrooms. This book focuses on a relatively small number of edible mushrooms, giving the novice enough information to make a first foray into the somewhat intimidating world of wild mushroom collecting. The author gives ample warnings on how to avoid poisonous and non-edible species - listing with each edible species the possible non-edible varieties that may be mistaken for it. A separate section describes in detail a selection of the more common and/or dangerous mushrooms to be avoided.
The book is written in an informal style with a liberal dose of humorous anecdotes, making it a book to be read for pleasure as well as for information.
Registered: August 2009 Location: Upper Weardale, County Durham Posts: 160
Review Date: Tue 25, August, 2009
Would you recommend it? Yes |
Total Spent: £8.39| Rating: 9
A clear, concise and humorously readable introduction to edible mushrooms
Not comprehensive or an overall field guide, but not intended to be
This book is clearly directed at the novice mushroom forager, although I think even the expert will find it enjoyable reading while possibly even picking up a tidbit or two of new information.
Though I am sure that the best way to learn about foraging wild mushrooms is under the personal tutelage of an expert in the field, I can personally testify that this book is enough to allow a raw beginner to make a first foray after edible mushrooms and bring home a safe and satisfying harvest!
Excellent color photos of each species covered and an interesting collection of wild mushroom recipes add overall value to the book.