I have long been interested in foraging for mushrooms. The idea appeals – environmentally friendly wild farming? However, one thing has always prevented me from scooping up mushrooms I find out on my hikes; I don’t want to kill my family.
And that is where Frank Hyman’s (Amazon affiliate links) How to Forage for Mushrooms Without Dying comes in. With slight humor, Hyman goes through all of the basics you need to begin foraging mushrooms and live to forage again, without overwhelming the reader. From basic mycology to tips on how to tell mushroom species apart to the importance of proper storage, this book will have you identifying and harvesting mushrooms in no time. If you are a fan of other Storey books, such as Storey’s Guide to Keeping Honey Bees or Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens, this will fit right in with your collection.
Available October 2021
Disclaimer: An advance copy was provided by Storey Publishing.