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The New Guide to Mushrooms by Peter Jordan

The New Guide to Mushrooms by Peter Jordan

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The New Guide to Mushrooms

The Ultimate Guide to Identifying, Picking and Using Mushrooms

by Peter Jordan

Sebastian Kelly, 1997, ISBN 1901688267, colour photographs throughout, illustrated endpapers, photographic frontispiece, photographic laminated boards, large format hardcover, dustjacket

Near Fine Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, no inscriptions, dustjacket shows minor edge and shelf wear with minor rubbing and bumping to edges and corners (see photographs)

“The New Guide to Mushrooms begins with a short introduction explaining everything a mushroom picker needs to know, such as the different habitats in which mushrooms are found, the times of year when different species grow, essential information on equipment, storing and preserving, and how to take a spore print (the mushroom equivalent of a fingerprint)
The introduction is followed by a fully-illustrated A-Z guide in which the author describes the identifying features and habitats of the most popular edible mushrooms, such as ceps, chanterelles, morels, oyster mushrooms, truffles, and many, many more.  As the huge majority of mushrooms are hunted for cooking, additional hints and tips for preparation gibe wonderful suggestions for how to preserve, store and cook your morning’s pickings.  Each entry is accompanied by expert photography of mushroom portraits and in-situ images of the growing mushroom for even more accurate identification.  Finally, a chapter on inedible mushrooms clearly illustrates all the poisonous and potentially deceptive species which the mushroom picker is most likely to come across, such as the fly agaric, the panther cap and the false chanterelle, ensuring that the reader is aware of everything necessary to ensure safety at all times.”


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