Good 'Shroom Bad 'Shroom is a friendly, authoritative field guide to the challenges and delights of hunting and eating wild mushrooms - how to ID the edible ones and avoid the toxic ones. Mushroom expert John Plischke considers 50 of the most interesting and noteworthy mushrooms out there, with full-color photos throughout and generous helpings of mushroom recipes. An attractive gift book for beginners and old-timers alike - adults as well as curious kids - Good 'Shroom Bad 'Shroom features heavy matte-laminated pages and concealed-wire binding for handy use outside.
|Publisher:||St. Lynn's Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
John Plischke III is acknowledged to be one of the top 5 mycologists in North America. An amateur and not a trained scientist, he spends most of his free time hunting and photographing mushrooms. He is the foray chairman and past president of the Western Pennsylvania Mushroom Club. He has won over 80 awards for his mushroom photography, and has produced programs for the North American Mycological Association (NAMA) Educational Series. Chairman of NAMA's Photography Committee and editor of the Western Pennsylvania Mushroom Club Cookbook, John will be the keynote speaker at 2010's Mycology convention in Colorado.
What People are Saying About This
"When it comes to identifying and eating wild mushrooms, you need an expert you can trust. John Plischke III is that expert: he knows the mushrooms, which ones are edible, and how to tell them from any poisonous look-alikes. I'd trust my life to his judgment.”
Gary Lincoff, author of The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms
"John is one of the top mushroom identifiers in the USA. Generously sharing his knowledge through lectures, workshops and meetings on mushrooms, he is a well known and sought after teacher.”
Sandy Sheine, Education Chair, North American Mycological Association
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
One of the most important thing when learning mushrooms with the intent of learning edible ones, is also learning the poison ones. I have given this book to several of my friends that wish to learn about edibles and they find it far less frustrating than looking through most guides that have hundreds of mushrooms in them. John has several good pictures of each mushroom, and talks about the look-a-likes and dangers. There are so many good edibles in the North Eastern US that a beginner can easily learn several good mushrooms, if not MOST of these in one season. (This was a great year with lots of rain this fall) Finding and being sure (with the help of an expert to confirm the ID) of a bunch of good edibles in a short time is a very good way to get interest started keep it going for the long term! Thank you John for sharing your expertise!