Common Edible and Poisonous Mushrooms of New York

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A comprehensive field guide for mushroom identification inNew York State ideally suited for safely collecting, preparing, and consuming a variety of edible mushrooms.

Mycologists Alan and Arleen Bessette offer a complete guide to mushroom identification in New York State. Written for readers interested in the safe collection and consumption of a variety of mushrooms, the book includes identification keys for each species and detailed descriptions of poisonous species. In ...

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Overview

A comprehensive field guide for mushroom identification inNew York State ideally suited for safely collecting, preparing, and consuming a variety of edible mushrooms.

Mycologists Alan and Arleen Bessette offer a complete guide to mushroom identification in New York State. Written for readers interested in the safe collection and consumption of a variety of mushrooms, the book includes identification keys for each species and detailed descriptions of poisonous species. In addition, the book is filled with vivid color photographs. Celebrating the culinary adventure of mushroom gathering, the authors include attractive recipes accompanied by photographs of the recipes' preparation.

While the concise, accurate, and easy- to-follow descriptions provide the novice with a safe and reliable introduction to mushroom gathering, the book also serves as an essential reference guide for experienced mushroom enthusiasts.

Alan E. Bessette is a mycologist and professor of biology at Utica College. His books include Mushrooms of Northeastern North America, Mushrooms of the Adirondacks, and Mushrooms of North America in Color.

Arleen R. Bessette, a psychologist and botanical photographer, is the author of numerous books including Taming the Wild Mushroom.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815608486
  • Publisher: Syracuse University Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2006
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,469,984
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Mushroom basics 1
Collecting mushrooms for the table 2
How to make a spore print 3
How to use this guide 4
Mushroom identification procedure 4
Color key to the major groups of mushrooms 7
Descriptions and illustrations of edible species 17
Boletes 17
Chanterelles and allies 20
Coral fungi 24
Gilled mushrooms 26
Giant puffballs 44
Hypomyces 46
Morels 48
Polypores 50
Tooth fungi 54
Descriptions and illustrations of inedible and poisonous species 59
Boletes 59
False morels 64
Gilled mushrooms 66
The culinary mushroom 81
Guidelines for eating wild mushrooms 81
Preparing and preserving wild mushrooms 82
Cooking wild mushrooms 83
Wild mushroom recipes 84
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