Mushrooming with Confidence: A Guide to Collecting Edible and Tasty Mushrooms

Mushrooming with Confidence: A Guide to Collecting Edible and Tasty Mushrooms

by Alexander Schwab

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781620871959
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 11/13/2012
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Alexander Schwab grew up in Switzerland and gained a master’s degree in philosophy and history at
Aberdeen University. He now lives in the beautiful Emmental region of
Switzerland and fills the gaps between fishing trips by working as a management consultant. His hobbies include mushrooming, cooking, exploring the countryside, and reading poetry. He is the author of Mushrooming without
Fear, Dear Jim: Reflections on the Beauty of Angling, and Hook, Line,
and Thinker.

Table of Contents

How to Use This Guide 8

The Mushrooming with Confidence Method 9

What does "edible" mean? 9

Learn to leave a mushroom 9

Look-alike poisonous species 10

The tools of the trade 11

Worm-infested mushrooms 11

Cutting or pulling? 11

Raw mushrooms 11

What Is a Mushroom? 12

Gills, Ridges, Tubes, and Spines 15

Gills 16

Ridges 20

Gills and Ridges in Comparison 23

Tubes 26

Spines 27

Positively Identifying Mushrooms 29

Mushrooms with Gills 31

The Field Mushroom 33

The Wood Blewit 39

The Shaggy Mane 45

The Parasol 49

The Shaggy Parasol 55

The Oyster Mushroom 61

The Charcoal Burner 67

The Amethyst Deceiver 75

Mushrooms with Tubes 79

The King Bolete 81

The Red Cracked Bolete 87

The Larch Bolete 93

The Slippery Jack 99

The Bay Bolete 103

The Birch Bolete 109

Mushrooms with Ridges 115

The Chanterelle 117

The Trumpet Chanterelle 121

Mushrooms with Spines 125

The Hedgehog Fungus 127

Mavericks 131

The Morel 133

The Common Puffball 143

The Hen of the Woods 149

The Horn of Plenty 155

The Cauliflower Mushroom 159

Trees and Mushrooms 162

Handling, Storage, and Cooking 165

Index 172

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