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Fruits of the Forest: A Field Guide to Pacific Northwest Edible Mushrooms (Paperback)
Foraging for mushrooms is a ton of fun! As an amateur, I want a field guide with comprehensive identification & safety information, while also being accessible to novices. Believe me when I say this book has it all, including beautiful photographs and practical info on cleaning, storing, preserving, and cooking mushrooms after you bring in your haul. [Adrienne]— From Fruits of the Forest
- Key characteristics for each species to aid in identification
- Full-color photographs depicting each featured species
- Includes recipes for simple backcountry fare to elaborate dishes
With details for harvesting everything from the ever-popular golden chanterelles to the red-cracked bolete, Fruits of the Forest will appeal to both the novice and the avid mushroom hunter. Lifelong mushroom educator and expert Daniel Winkler presents 170+ edible wild mushrooms that flourish across our region, from Northern California to British Columbia. Comprehensive yet accessible and full of personality, this full-color field guide features habitat and seasonality, how to store and prep different varieties, tips for differentiating look-alike species, and much more. Not only does Winkler have vast experience finding, identifying, and collecting mushrooms, he has also spent decades preparing various species in all sorts of meals. He presents a few dozen recipes, ranging from Chanterelles in Cream Sauce to Bold Bolete Quiche, Breaded Saffron Milkcaps to Candy Cap Butter Cookies. Winkler shares notes on mushroom culture around the world, tips on foraging, ideas for preserving mushrooms, and suggestions for medicinal teas and extracts. With Fruits of the Forest in hand, a delicious world of fungi tastes awaits.