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Wild Mushrooming: A Guide for Foragers

Wild Mushrooming: A Guide for Foragers (Paperback)

By Pouliot, Alison
By May, Tom

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Fungi are diverse, delicious and sometimes deadly. With interest in foraging for wild food on the rise, learning to accurately identify fungi reduces both poisoning risk to humans and harm to the environment. This extensively illustrated guide takes a 'slow mushrooming' approach ...- providing the information to correctly identify a few edible species thoroughly, rather than many superficially. Wild Mushrooming: A Guide for Foragers melds scientific and cultural knowledge with stunning photography to present a new way of looking at fungi. It models 'ecological foraging' - an approach based on care, conservation and a deep understanding of ecosystem dynamics. Sections on where, when and how to find fungi guide the forager in the identification of 10 edible species. Diagnostic information on toxic fungi and lookalike species helps to differentiate the desirable from the deadly. Wild Mushrooming then takes us into the kitchen with cooking techniques and 29 recipes from a variety of cuisines that can be adapted for both foraged and cultivated fungi. Developing the skills to find fungi requires slowness, not speed. This guide provides the necessary information for the safe collection of fungi, and is essential reading for fungus enthusiasts, ecologists, conservationists, medical professionals and anyone interested in the natural world. Features Provides basic guidance on how to find, collect, identify and prepare 10 wild fungus species Stunning full colour photographs and diagrams help readers identify fungi Includes 29 recipes that readers can follow using foraged or cultivated fungi Major media campaign to accompany release in the autumn 'fungi season'
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ISBN 9781486311736
Published NZ 1 Mar 2021
Publisher CSIRO Publishing
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781486311736
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Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher CSIRO Publishing
Imprint CSIRO Publishing
Published 1 Mar 2021
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Pouliot, Alison
By May, Tom
Category Service Industries
Personal & Public Health: Dietetics & Nutrition
Mycology, Fungi (Non-Medical)
Food & Beverage Technology
Plant Life: General
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 170mm
Height: 245mm
Spine: 18mm
Dewey Code 579.61632
Weight 800g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Edible mushrooms - Identification, Cooking Mushrooms
NBS Text Natural History: Plants
ONIX Text General/trade