Common Edible and Poisonous Mushrooms of the Northeast

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ISBN: 081172641X
Release Date: 2003
Number of pages: 90
Author: Charles L. Fergus
Publisher: Stackpole Books

Download and read online Common Edible and Poisonous Mushrooms of the Northeast in PDF and EPUB An in-the-field identification guide to more than 40 common mushrooms of the northeast, including detailed descriptions of what to look for and what to avoid. 70 illustrations.


Common Edible and Poisonous Mushrooms of New York

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ISBN: 0815608489
Release Date: 2006
Number of pages: 107
Author: Alan Bessette
Publisher: Syracuse University Press

Download and read online Common Edible and Poisonous Mushrooms of New York in PDF and EPUB Mycologists Alan and Arleen Bessette offer a complete guide to mushroom identification in New York State. Written for readers interested in the safe collection and consumption of a variety of mushrooms, the book includes identification keys for each species and detailed descriptions of poisonous species. In addition, the book is filled with vivid color photographs. Celebrating the culinary adventure of mushroom gathering, the authors include attractive recipes accompanied by photographs of the recipes' preparation. While the concise, accurate, and easy-to-follow descriptions provide the novice with a safe and reliable introduction to mushroom gathering, the book also serves as an essential reference guide for experienced mushroom enthusiasts. The compact paperback format with durable covers makes this guide an ideal book for use in the field.


Edible Wild Mushrooms of North America

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ISBN: 0292792484
Release Date: 2010-03-01
Number of pages:
Author: David W. Fischer
Publisher: University of Texas Press

Download and read online Edible Wild Mushrooms of North America in PDF and EPUB 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 North American Guide to Common Poisonous Plants and Mushrooms

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ISBN: 9781604691450
Release Date: 2009-09-01
Number of pages: 376
Author: Nancy J. Turner
Publisher: Timber Press

Download and read online The North American Guide to Common Poisonous Plants and Mushrooms in PDF and EPUB If people knew how many poisonous plants are commonly found in homes and gardens, they'd be shocked. Plants as common as monkshood, castorbean, and oleander are not just dangerous, they're deadly. The North American Guide to Common Poisonous Plants and Mushrooms is a comprehensive, easy-to-use handbook. The book is split into four main categories: mushrooms, wild plants, ornamental and crop plants, and houseplants. Each plant entry includes a clear photograph to aid the task of identification, a description of the plant, notes on where they commonly occur, and a description of their toxic properties. Plants are listed by common name to assist the non-specialist.


Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms of New England and Eastern Canada

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ISBN: 9781556437953
Release Date: 2009
Number of pages: 229
Author: David L. Spahr
Publisher: North Atlantic Books

Download and read online Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms of New England and Eastern Canada in PDF and EPUB Containing hundreds of detailed color photos, this guide documents prized culinary and healing mushrooms and where to find them, in a resource that also provides useful ideas for cooking mushrooms. Original.


Survival Wisdom Know How

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ISBN: 9781603762731
Release Date: 2012-09-19
Number of pages: 488
Author: The Editors of Stackpole Books
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online Survival Wisdom Know How in PDF and EPUB A complete, all-in-one survival guide, jam-packed with information on every aspect of outdoor life and adventure, from orienteering to campfire cooking to ice climbing and beyond. Culled from dozens of respected books from Stackpole, the industry's leader in outdoor adventure, this massive collection of wilderness know-how leaves absolutely nothing to chance when it comes to surviving and thriving in the wilderness, and appreciating every minute of it. Topics include: Building an Outdoor Shelter Tracking Animals Winter Camping Tying Knots Orienteering Reading the Weather Identifying Edible Plants and Berries Surviving in the Desert Bird Watching Fishing and Ice Fishing Hunting and Trapping Canoeing, Kayaking, and White Water Rafting First Aid Wild Animals Cookery And much more. Useful illustrations and photos throughout make it easy to browse and use. With contributions by the experts at the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) as well as the editors of Stackpole's Discover Nature series, this book is the definitive, must-have reference for the great outdoors.


Field Guide to Wild Mushrooms of Pennsylvania and the Mid Atlantic

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ISBN: 0271045264
Release Date: 2006-11-01
Number of pages: 248
Author: Bill Russell
Publisher: Penn State Press

Download and read online Field Guide to Wild Mushrooms of Pennsylvania and the Mid Atlantic in PDF and EPUB To most Americans, mushrooms are the brown lumps in the soup one uses to make a tuna casserole, but to a select few, mushrooms are the abundant yet often well-hidden delicacies of the forests. In spite of their rather dismal reputation, most wild mushrooms are both edible and delicious, when prepared properly. From the morel to the chanterelle and the prolific and aptly named chicken of the woods, mushrooms can easily be harvested and enjoyed, if you know where to look and what to look for. Bill Russell’s Field Guide to the Wild Mushrooms of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic helps the reader learn just that—specifically for the often-neglected East Coast mushrooms of the United States and Canada. Suited to both the novice and the experienced mushroom hunter, this book helps the reader identify mushrooms with the use of illustrations, descriptions, and environmental observations. Russell’s fifty years of experience in hunting, studying, and teaching about wild mushrooms have been carefully distilled into this easy-to-use and well-designed guide. The book is divided into the four seasons, each with its unique mushroom offerings. Each mushroom section includes a detailed description, information about the mushroom’s biology, tips on where the mushroom is most likely to be found, and a short “nutshell” description for quick reference. The book also includes color photographs of each of the mushrooms described. Russell’s Field Guide to the Wild Mushrooms of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic shows the reader not only how to identify the most common mushrooms found in the region but also how to avoid common copycats—and what to do with the mushrooms once they’re identified and harvested. With both color illustrations and insightful descriptions of one hundred of the area’s most common mushrooms, Field Guide is an indispensable reference for the curious hiker, the amateur biologist, or the adventurous chef.


Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms of New England and Eastern Canada

Filename: edible-and-medicinal-mushrooms-of-new-england-and-eastern-canada.pdf
ISBN: 9781556437953
Release Date: 2009
Number of pages: 229
Author: David L. Spahr
Publisher: North Atlantic Books

Download and read online Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms of New England and Eastern Canada in PDF and EPUB Containing hundreds of detailed color photos, this guide documents prized culinary and healing mushrooms and where to find them, in a resource that also provides useful ideas for cooking mushrooms. Original.


In the Company of Mushrooms

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ISBN: 0674445554
Release Date: 1998
Number of pages: 280
Author: Moselio Schaechter
Publisher: Harvard University Press

Download and read online In the Company of Mushrooms in PDF and EPUB We might slice them into a salad, savor them in a sauce, wonder at their power to intoxicate or poison, marvel at their multifarious presence in the forest--but few of us realize that mushrooms, humbly thriving on decay, are crucial to life on Earth as we know it. In this book a distinguished biologist, long intrigued by the secret life of fungi, reveals the power of these curious organisms--not quite animal, not quite plant--to enchant and instruct, to nourish and make way for all sorts of superior forms of nature. In a style at once learned and quirky, personal and commanding, Elio Schaechter imparts the fascinating minutiae and the weighty implications of his subject--a primarily microscopic life form that nonetheless accounts for up to two tons of matter for every human on the planet. He shows us how fungi, the great decomposers, recycle most of the world's vegetable matter--from a blade of grass to a strapping tree--and thus prevent us from sinking under ever-accumulating masses of decaying matter. With the same expertise and contagious enthusiasm that he brings to the biology of mushrooms, Schaechter conveys the allure of the mushroom hunt. Drawing on his own experience as well as that of seasoned pickers and amateur mycologists, he explains when and where to find mushrooms, how they are cultivated, and how they are used in various cultures. From the delectable to the merely tolerable, from the hallucinogenic to the deadly, a wide variety of mushrooms are covered in this spirited presentation.


Field Guide to Wild Mushrooms of Pennsylvania and the Mid Atlantic

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ISBN: 9780271080284
Release Date: 2017-08-01
Number of pages: 284
Author: Bill Russell
Publisher: Penn State Press

Download and read online Field Guide to Wild Mushrooms of Pennsylvania and the Mid Atlantic in PDF and EPUB 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.


Edible Wild Mushrooms of Illinois and Surrounding States

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ISBN: 0252094271
Release Date: 2011-12-19
Number of pages: 232
Author: Joe McFarland
Publisher: University of Illinois Press

Download and read online Edible Wild Mushrooms of Illinois and Surrounding States in PDF and EPUB 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.


Mushrooms of the Northeast

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ISBN: 9781591935919
Release Date: 2016-03-01
Number of pages: 288
Author: Teresa Marrone
Publisher: Adventure Publications

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Edible and Poisonous Mushrooms of the World

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ISBN: 1604692472
Release Date: 2010-09
Number of pages: 372
Author: Ian R. Hall
Publisher: Timber Press

Download and read online Edible and Poisonous Mushrooms of the World in PDF and EPUB A well-rounded look at mushrooms, including their cultivation, ethnobotanical uses, and the fascinating roles they play in nature. Included is expert advice on how to identify and distinguish between edible and harmful wild mushrooms.


Common Interior Alaska Cryptogams

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ISBN: 9781602231092
Release Date: 2010-03-15
Number of pages: 256
Author: Gary A. Laursen
Publisher: University of Alaska Press

Download and read online Common Interior Alaska Cryptogams in PDF and EPUB With Common Interior Alaska Cryptogams, Gary A. Laursen and Rodney Seppelt offer the first field guide to cryptogams of the Denali National Park and Preserve. Useful to both lay and professional investigators, this fully illustrated compendium covers mushroom fungi, lichenized fungi, lichenicolous fungi, slime molds, mosses, and liverworts. This field guide to commonly seen cryptogams will provide a basis for understanding their vast diversity of taxa, speciation, edibility, relative abundance, and utility, as well as the ecological roles played by these organisms.


Chanterelle Dreams Amanita Nightmares

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ISBN: 9781603582803
Release Date: 2010-09-09
Number of pages: 288
Author: Greg Marley
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

Download and read online Chanterelle Dreams Amanita Nightmares in PDF and EPUB 2011 Winner, International Association of Culinary Professionals Jane Grigson Award2011 Finalist, International Association of Culinary Professionals in the Culinary History categoryThroughout history, people have had a complex and confusing relationship with mushrooms. Are fungi food or medicine, beneficial decomposers or deadly "toadstools" ready to kill anyone foolhardy enough to eat them? In fact, there is truth in all these statements. In Chanterelle Dreams, Amanita Nightmares, author Greg Marley reveals some of the wonders and mysteries of mushrooms, and our conflicting human reactions to them. With tales from around the world, Marley, a seasoned mushroom expert, explains that some cultures are mycophilic (mushroom-loving), like those of Russia and Eastern Europe, while others are intensely mycophobic (mushroom-fearing), including, the US. He shares stories from China, Japan, and Korea-where mushrooms are interwoven into the fabric of daily life as food, medicine, fable, and folklore-and from Slavic countries where whole families leave villages and cities during rainy periods of the late summer and fall and traipse into the forests for mushroom-collecting excursions. From the famous Amanita phalloides (aka "the Death Cap"), reputed killer of Emperor Claudius in the first century AD, to the beloved chanterelle (cantharellus cibarius) known by at least eighty-nine different common names in almost twenty-five languages, Chanterelle Dreams, Amanita Nightmares explores the ways that mushrooms have shaped societies all over the globe. This fascinating and fresh look at mushrooms-their natural history, their uses and abuses, their pleasures and dangers-is a splendid introduction to both fungi themselves and to our human fascination with them. From useful descriptions of the most foolproof edible species to revealing stories about hallucinogenic or poisonous, yet often beautiful, fungi, Marley's long and passionate experience will inform and inspire readers with the stories of these dark and mysterious denizens of our forest floor.