Have you wanted to learn more about mushrooms? As someone who loves mushrooms, I have always wanted to learn about different types and have been curious about the mushrooms I see while hiking. Most important, I am always curious about what mushrooms may end in an ER trip, especially with overly curious dogs. With us looking at possibly moving and having property of our own, I have wanted to learn more about mushrooms that we may see while hiking. For this reason, I was very excited when I had the opportunity to review a new book – The Beginner’s Guide to Mushrooms: Everything You Need to Know, From Foraging to Cultivating, by Britt A Bunyard and Tavis Lynch.
The Beginner’s Guide to Mushrooms: What Is It
Do you want to learn more about the mushrooms growing in your area? If so, we think you will love The Beginner’s Guide to Mushrooms: Everything You Need to Know, From Foraging to Cultivating. Here is what the publisher has to say about this book:
The Beginner’s Guide to Mushrooms is your ultimate guide to mycology. Whether you’ve never picked a mushroom before in your life or you’ve been cultivating mushrooms at home for ages, the expert advice in this comprehensive mushroom manual will transform your practice.
Never before have mushrooms generated so much interest, for their health benefits and medicinal properties, as well as a new understanding of their crucial role in a healthy environment and ability to regenerate damaged ones. If you are a newcomer, mycology, or the study of mushrooms and other fungi, can seem daunting. While other field guides are geared toward experts with advanced knowledge or regional in scope and aimed at only a few easy-to-recognize mushrooms, The Beginner’s Guide to Mushrooms by veteran mycologists Britt A. Bunyard and Tavis Lynch is a complete reference and guidebook to get you started identifying, cultivating, cooking, and preserving mushrooms.
The Beginner’s Guide to Mushrooms opens with important basics about wild mushrooming and how to use the book. Information about what fungi are and their role in the environment and around the home is provided in brief and very understandable terms. Basic wild mushroom anatomy is discussed along with how to identify mushrooms and various characteristics to look for—of great importance if you are interested in learning how to recognize edible wild species…as well as dangerous look-alikes. The guide then covers:
- All the major groups of wild mushrooms, pointing out habitat, region, and notable characteristics—large photographs with easy-to-view characteristics facilitate correct identification.
- Mushroom cultivation—with easy-to-follow illustrated instructions, learn how to grow mushrooms at home, including how to collect wild specimens and domesticate them.
- Culinary uses and how to preserve wild mushrooms to be enjoyed in the kitchen all year round.
Begin your wonderful exploration of wild mushrooms with this accessible yet thorough beginner’s guide.
The Beginner’s Guide to Mushrooms: Our Thoughts
For anyone wanting to learn about foraging or identifying mushrooms, I have to say that The Beginner’s Guide to Mushrooms is fantastic. The book is designed with various information to help beginners learn what they need to know about mushrooms and is designed more like an encyclopedia. Along with having information about foraging and identification, it also has fantastic information on how to properly care for mushrooms, such as drying and how to prepare them for recipes. While the information may be basic when it comes to mushrooms, it is a perfect beginner book for those hoping to grow their mushrooms or learn about what is available on their property.
The Beginner’s Guide to Mushrooms: Where to Purchase
Would you like to purchase this mushroom book for yourself or someone who loves to forage? You can find The Beginner’s Guide to Mushroom on Amazon.com for under $16.99. Who knew learning about mushrooms could be so exciting and fun?