"David Spahr combines his considerable knowledge of fungi, art, photography, fine cuisine, wine, and more into a beautiful and captivating book. For anyone interested in wild mushrooms, from beginner to expert, this unique work provides valuable information that you won't easily find anywhere else. I give it my highest recommendation."
—Bill Russell, author of Field Guide to the Wild Mushrooms of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic
"Clear, user-friendly information on every aspect of mushrooming for the pothunter makes this the mushroom book I wish I had when I first began foraging."
—"Wildman" Steve Brill, "America's Best-Known Forager," and author of Identifying and Harvesting Edible and Medicinal Plants in Wild (and Not So Wild) Places and The Wild Vegetarian Cookbook
"David Spahr has put together an informative book and a worthy addition to the knowledge of anyone interested in finding, identifying, photographing, and cooking wild mushrooms."
—Patrick Hamilton, chef for the Sonoma County Mycological Association (SOMA)
“For arm-chair foragers or amateur mycologists … the book offers photographs and helpful hints for collecting mushrooms in the woods and the fringes of the suburbs.”
—Port City Life Magazine
“Excellent for the food connoisseur in your household. In addition, physicians, dieticians, nutritionists, health buffs and professional chefs will enjoy this book immensely.”
—Basil & Spice
David Spahr has collected, photographed, and eaten wild mushrooms for 35 years. He is a member of the Maine Mycological Association and maintains a Web site devoted to the subject, mushroom-collecting.com. Also a second degree black belt and longtime tai chi practitioner, he lives in Washington, ME.
If your a beginning mushroom hunter or just curious, in the New England area, this is the best guide available. I've given several away a presents and everyone seems to love it. Read morePublished 3 months ago by brian M Leathe
This is to mushroom identification as "The Herbal Medicine Maker's Handbook" by James Green is to the herbalism. It's good, and a good place to start, with nice photos.Published 3 months ago by B
Down to earth (pun intended) and useful. Not a scientific tome but a pragmatic handbook.Published 3 months ago by John E Alman
Excellent reference guide with detailed pics and a lot of info!Published 5 months ago by sandra palermo
Great addition to the bug-out-bag. Who knows when you're going to have to scavenge for your survival. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Matthew Evans
This book should not be the only one you own -- it is a book that focuses on tracking the very best edibles of this region -- and that is a good thing because the advice in here is... Read morePublished 5 months ago by T. Lane