Mushroom Wanderland: A Forager’s Guide to Finding, Identifying, and Using More Than 25 Wild Fungi

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Mushroom Wanderland: A Forager’s Guide to Finding, Identifying, and Using More Than 25 Wild Fungi Author: Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: WW Norton & Co
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Pages: 208 Illustrations and other contents: 75 color photographs Language: English ISBN: 9781682686348 Categories: , , , , , , , ,

Foraging for mushrooms is a meditative and rewarding escape. Even if readers aren’t ready to head out into the woods, this enchanting visual guide is a welcome introduction to 25 easily identifiable species, organized by location and use. Author Jess Starwood has led hundreds of foraging trips, sharing her knowledge of nature with students. This, her first book, is a celebration of fungi-perfect for both beginner and longtime mushroom admirers. No matter their use, all mushrooms have specific characteristics that are easy to recognize with the right teacher. Under Starwood’s guidance, readers will learn to identify caps, stipes, gills, and pores. They’ll encounter species such as Reishi, Lion’s Mane, Candy Cap, Chanterelle, and more; learn the best harvesting seasons; and enjoy delicious recipes using culinary favorites. But, above all, this guide will have readers growing their connection to nature and dreaming of the wonderful world of fungi.

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Author Biography

Jess Starwood is a forager, plant-based chef, nature photographer, and clinical herbalist with a Master of Science degree in herbal medicine. She lives in Thousand Oaks, California, where she owns SunRaven Apothecary.