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Paperback – 208 pages
7.5 Inches × 9 Inches (w × h)

Weight: 432 Grams
BISAC: NATURE / Plants / Mushrooms
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9780865718869
Pub. Date: 2018-05-15

About the Author

Alan Muskat

Alan Muskat founded the first forage-to-table tour company in the country, launched the first wild foods public education program on the continent, and runs one of the largest foraging tour companies in the world. He has appeared in a variety of major media, and is also the author of Haggadah Vita and Coming Home. He lives in Asheville, North Carolina.

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Wild Mushrooms

From Forest to Table

by Alan Muskat



Wild mushrooms have been part of the human diet for centuries, and add a tasty, healthful kick to any meal. But how to overcome fear and uncertainty when foraging? Once you know what to look for, the thousands of good guys and handful of deadly poisonous bad guys are as easy to distinguish as iceberg lettuce from cabbage.

In this irreverent yet irrefutable guide to mushroom hunting, author Alan Muskat addresses the most common misconceptions about mushrooms, as well as many questions left unanswered by the top-selling identification books. Yet this is no "field guide"; as Muskat explains, the only good field guide is one with two legs. Instead, Muskat covers important nuances like the difference between "poisonous" and "not edible," or "edible" and "edible with caution". After all, every mushroom is edible — once.

Uniquely down to earth and entertaining, Wild Mushrooms speaks to health enthusiasts, foodies, new and fearless foragers, and armchair naturalists alike. Whether to save money, escape the system, or just for fun, foraging has universal appeal. It's a return to our hunter-gatherer roots, and the original "shopping spree!"

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