Author(s): Peter Jordan
This is the expert guide to identifying, picking and using wild mushrooms. It is a detailed guide to picking, drying, preserving and storing wild mushrooms. It is a photographic A-Z of the most commonly found edible wild mushrooms, seen both in-situ and in close-up identification shots. It offers at-a-glance information on habitat, season, storing and cooking hints for every mushroom. It offers a clear identification guide to poisonous and inedible species, for extra security. It features over 300 colour photographs. Mushrooming is a hobby of ever-increasing popularity that everyone, even city-dwellers, can enjoy. It is crucial, obviously, that the most expert advice is taken when hunting for mushrooms, and this authoritative guide offers clear, practical information for accurate identification. This handy volume begins with a short introduction explaining everything a mushroom picker needs to know, followed by a fully-illustrated A - Z guide in which the author describes the identifying features and habitats of the most popular edible mushrooms. Finally, a chapter on inedible mushrooms clearly illustrates all the poisonous and potentially deceptive species which the mushroom picker is most likely to come across.