Edible Mushrooms
A forager's guide to the wild fungi of Britain and Europe

By Geoff Dann

Edible Mushrooms
Paperback, 512 pages £19.99
Published: 20th October 2016
ISBN: 9780857843975
Format: 234mm x 168mm

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Published: 29th September 2016
ISBN: 9780857843982
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Published: 29th September 2016
ISBN: 9780857843999
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This is the most comprehensive guide to foraging for wild mushrooms in UK and Northern Europe. With a special pictorial index, it is perfect for both beginners and experienced foragers. It describes the best tasting fungi, where to find them and when they are at their best; how to distinguish the edible species from the poisonous lookalikes; and when to leave an edible mushroom alone so the species can survive.

A fascinating, wise companion on the journey into the extraordinary and delicious world of fungi.  Come Autumn, it will accompany every foray I make into the woods, and my life, and my frying pan, will be vastly richer because of it. - Rob Hopkins, founder of the Transition movement. 

 Bursting with quality photos and great information, achieving the “balance between caution and adventure that a forager needs”, this book is an absolute must for foragers. Put the book in your rucksack, head outside, and let it guide you on safe, fun, mind-, heart-, and stomach-expanding fungal adventures. -Fergus Drennan aka Fergus The Forager

 Written by a master of mycology who deeply loves fungus, its habitats and its quirks. -Tim Maddams, Chef, TV presenter, Cookery writer

 Geoff knows his stuff and puts it across in an easily accessible manner.  This will be coming on all my fungi forages! -Gary Johnston, Co-founder and Instructor at Jack Raven Bushcraft

 A must-have guide for anyone who likes to try edible fungi and wants to extend their knowledge. Everything you need to know in preparation for foraging proper with a high quality photographic index, which covers ‘botanical’ description, smell, taste, habitat, gill type, distribution and season and whether edible or not. The book covers safety and equipment, culture, science and ethics of foraging, the law and a code of conduct for mushroom collectors as well as methods of preserving, preparing and cooking fungi. - Penny Jones, Propagator, Westonbirt, The National Arboretum

 

A fascinating, wise companion on the journey into the extraordinary and delicious world of fungi.  Come Autumn, it will accompany every foray I make into the woods, and my life, and my frying pan, will be vastly richer because of it. - Rob Hopkins, founder of the Transition movement. 

 Bursting with quality photos and great information, achieving the “balance between caution and adventure that a forager needs”, this book is an absolute must for foragers. Put the book in your rucksack, head outside, and let it guide you on safe, fun, mind-, heart-, and stomach-expanding fungal adventures.- Fergus Drennan aka Fergus the forager

Written by a master of mycology who deeply loves fungus, its habitats and its quirks.-Tim Maddams, Chef, TV presenter, Cookery writer

 Geoff knows his stuff and puts it across in an easily accessible manner.  This will be coming on all my fungi forages! - Gary Johnston, Co-founder and Instructor at Jack Raven Bushcraft

 

This is the most comprehensive guide to foraging for wild mushrooms in UK and Northern Europe for both beginners and experienced foragers. With a special pictorial index, it describes the best tasting fungi, where to find them and when they are at their best; how to distinguish between edible species and poisonous lookalikes; and when to leave an edible mushroom alone so the species can survive.

Geoff Dann is a foraging expert, often on radio and TV to give advice on fungi.  He teaches chefs, bushcrafters, food enthusiasts and amateur sleuths to hunt sensibly and sustainably for wonderful mushrooms.

A fascinating, wise companion on the journey into the extraordinary and delicious world of fungi.  Come Autumn, it will accompany every foray I make into the woods, and my life, and my frying pan, will be vastly richer because of it. -Rob Hopkins, founder of the Transition movement. 

 Bursting with quality photos and great information, achieving the “balance between caution and adventure that a forager needs”, this book is an absolute must for foragers. Put the book in your rucksack, head outside, and let it guide you on safe, fun, mind-, heart-, and stomach-expanding fungal adventures. -Fergus Drennan aka Fergus The Forager

 Written by a master of mycology who deeply loves fungus, its habitats and its quirks.

-Tim Maddams, Chef, TV presenter, Cookery writer

 Geoff knows his stuff and puts it across in an easily accessible manner.  This will be coming on all my fungi forages! -Gary Johnston, Co-founder and Instructor at Jack Raven Bushcraft

 A must-have guide for anyone who likes to try edible fungi and wants to extend their knowledge. Everything you need to know in preparation for foraging proper with a high quality photographic index, which covers ‘botanical’ description, smell, taste, habitat, gill type, distribution and season and whether edible or not. The book covers safety and equipment, culture, science and ethics of foraging, the law and a code of conduct for mushroom collectors as well as methods of preserving, preparing and cooking fungi. - Penny Jones, Propagator, Westonbirt, The National Arboretum

 

‘Edible Mushrooms’ is a fascinating and wise companion on the journey into the extraordinary, and delicious, world of fungi.  Come Autumn, it will accompany every foray I make into the woods, and my life, and my frying pan, will be vastly richer because of it.- Rob Hopkins, founder of the Transition movement

 This is a must-have guide for anyone, who like me, likes to try edible fungi and wants to extend their knowledge beyond the very commonly known species. Towards the back is a high quality photographic index of all the different taxonomic groups followed by a comprehensive description of each species within that group. It covers ‘botanical’ description, smell, taste, habitat, gill type, distribution and season and whether edible or not, as well as listing similar species. But before we get to that, the author guides you in detail through everything you need to know in preparation of foraging proper and covers the life cycle of fungi and their evolution and ecology.  The chapter on Identifying fungi clearly covers all the characteristics to look out for when foraging: cap shape, colour, peeling, surface type, as well as the different types of spore bearing structures and there are good quality labelled pictures and drawings to demonstrate the differences.  Poisonous fungi are also included in approximate order of danger with advice on how to avoid picking the wrong ones.  There is some technical terminology but it is put across in a concise way.

The book covers safety and equipment, culture, science and ethics of foraging, the law and a code of conduct for mushroom collectors as well as methods of preserving, preparing and cooking fungi. We just need a recipe book now ….. Penny Jones, Propagator, Westonbirt, The National Arboretum

 A fantastic addition to any foragers book collection, brilliantly laid out with great photos.  Geoff know his stuff and puts it across in an easily accessible manner.  This will be an ever present on my fungi forages!-Gary Johnston, Bushcrafter at Jack Raven Bushcraft

 Bursting with quality photos and great information, as well as successfully reflecting the author's stated goal of striving to achieve the “balance between caution and adventure that a forager needs”, this book is an absolute must for foragers, mycophiles and mycophobes alike – both of the human species, but, like fungi, sometimes hard o tell apart. Indeed, such a lovely book, written with engaging enthusiasm, can only help people become increasingly fascinated by fungi and the natural world more generally: A winning situation for all species concerned, be they fungi, plants, or animals, including the human animal.  Put the book in your rucksack, head outside, and let it guide you on safe but fantastical, fun, and mind, heart, and stomach expanding fungal adventures.- Fergus Drennan aka Fergus the Forager

 

A brief flick thorough this book is enough to inform even the passing mushroom enthusiast that it has been written not only by a master of mycology but buy someone who deeply loves fungus, its habitats and its quirks. Good photography, excellent and useful descriptive text. All in all a very good guide to UK fungi.  - Tim Maddams , Chef, Cookery Teacher, Writer, Presenter

 

 

 

Geoff Dann is a foraging expert, often on radio and TV to give advice on fungi.  He teaches chefs, bushcrafters, food enthusiasts and amateur sleuths to hunt sensibly and sustainably for wonderful mushrooms.



Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 512 pages
ISBN: 9780857843975
Format: 234mm x 168mm

Binding: Electronic book text
ISBN: 9780857843982
Format: EPUB

Binding: Electronic book text, 304 pages
ISBN: 9780857843999
Format: PDF

BIC Code: PSQ, PSTS
BISAC Code:  NAT022000, NAT045000
Imprint: Green Books


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