Mushrooming is a hobby of ever-increasing popularity that everyone can enjoy. It is crucial that the most expert advice is taken when hunting for mushrooms, and this authoritative up-to-date guide offers clear, practical information for accurate identification. An introduction, defining what fungi and explaining everything a mushroom picker needs to know about where and when to look, is followed by a fully-illustrated A-Z guide in which the authors describe the identifying features and habitats of the most popular edible mushrooms. Importantly, a chapter on inedible mushrooms clearly illustrates all the poisonous and potentially deceptive species that the mushroom picker is most likely to come across.
- Detailed guide to picking, drying, preserving and storing wild mushrooms.
- Photographic A-Z of the most commonly found edible wild mushrooms, seen both in-situ and in close-up identification shots.
- At-a-glance information on habitat, season, storing and cooking hints for every mushroom.
Peter Jordan spent many years running a world-renowned pub in rural Norfolk, England, where he devoted his time to collecting mushrooms and foraging workshops, with The Tasty Mushroom Partnership.
Neville Kilkenny is a consultant mycologist, running many foraging expeditions and workshops. Based in Scotland, he is also a professional carpenter and experienced in bushcraft skills.