Hunting Mushrooms: How to Safely Identify, Forage and Cook Wild Fungi (Paperback)

Hunting Mushrooms: How to Safely Identify, Forage and Cook Wild Fungi By Barbora Batokova Cover Image

Hunting Mushrooms: How to Safely Identify, Forage and Cook Wild Fungi (Paperback)


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Your #1 Resource for Harvesting Edible Mushrooms

This trusty guide will help you break into the world of mushroom foraging with confidence. With in-depth profiles of 25+ mushrooms, you’ll learn to identify prized specimens like chanterelles, king boletes, lion’s mane, morels or chicken of the woods. Each profile details the species’ unique features, as well as where and when it grows, so you have all the information you need to begin correctly hunting these fungi. And with a host of beautifully detailed photos, including images of poisonous species to steer clear of, you’ll have a key visual reference to ensure you are foraging accurately and safely. Accompanied by rustic recipes to cook up your finds and a fascinating history of fungi, as well as expert, up-to-date research, this incredible resource will guarantee a successful start to your mushroom foraging journey.

Barbora Batokova is the photographer and writer behind fungiwoman. An avid mycophile, Barbora started foraging mushrooms as a child in the Czech Republic. She now hosts guided mushroom walks around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she currently lives. Follow her journey @fungiwoman.
Product Details ISBN: 9798890030443
Publisher: Page Street Publishing
Publication Date: April 9th, 2024
Pages: 240
Language: English

“This book weaves a tapestry of visual wonder, personal storytelling and a profound connection to the natural world. It will ignite your curiosity and passion for all things fungal.”
—Louie Schwartzberg, director of Fantastic Fungi

“A beautifully crafted introduction to the world of fungi and an essential resource for aspiring foragers. Read this book if you want to harvest wild edible mushrooms with absolute confidence.”
—Adam Haritan, founder of Learn Your Land

“Hunting Mushrooms is a comprehensive and stunning exploration of fungi. This book is for seasoned mycologists, those who love to cook, foragers or anyone interested in the wellbeing of our planet.”
—Dr. Alan E. Bessette & Arleen R. Bessette, mycologists, authors and educators

“This is a wonderful book for beginners and beyond. With information that covers both Europe and the U.S, clear writhing and stunning photos, it’s an impeccable resource to have by your side.”
—Scott Pavelle, Western PA Mushroom Club (WPMC) Bolete Specialist and author of The Bolete Filter

Hunting Mushrooms is full of detailed information on ecology, taxonomy, etymology and toxicity when necessary. Barbora’s outstanding writing makes it all fun and fascinating to learn. Once you start reading this book you won’t be able to stop.”
—John Plischke III