304 pages, colour photos
An up-to-date, comprehensive and brilliantly illustrated book on fungi foraging in Britain and Europe. It covers every known edible species, and all the poisonous groups, as well as a few other extremely common ones and a handful that are of interest for other reasons. Perfect for all ability levels – from an absolute beginner to an experienced fungi forager who'd like to become an expert. Each edible species are ranked according to its difficulty/danger level, so beginners can start with the easiest and safe ones while experienced foragers can learn how to safely forage for much trickier species that other mushroom foraging guides leave out.
"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
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The only full-time fungi-foraging professional in England. Geoff Dann is an ex-software engineer, who rode the upsurge in interest in mushroom foraging in the UK to turn a long-term passion into a career. In addition to his popular mushroom walks, teaching people about edible and toxic fungi as they come across them in the wild, he also presents guest slots on television and writes articles.