"Perfect for any mushroom hunter or wannabe hunter."--Illinois Country Living
"[A] beautifully photographed, chummily written guide."Chicago Reader
Lavishly illustrated with nearly three hundred gorgeous full-color photos, this engaging guidebook carefully describes forty different edible species of wild mushrooms found around Illinois and surrounding states, including Iowa, Wisconsin, Missouri, Indiana, and Kentucky. With conversational and witty prose, the book provides extensive detail on each edible species, including photographs of potential look-alikes to help you safely identify and avoid poisonous species. Mushroom lovers from Chicago to Cairo will find their favorite local varieties, including morels, chanterelles, boletes, puffballs, and many others. Veteran mushroom hunters Joe McFarland and Gregory M. Mueller also impart their wisdom about the best times and places to find these hidden gems.
Edible Wild Mushrooms of Illinois and Surrounding States also offers practical advice on preparing, storing, drying, and cooking with wild mushrooms, presenting more than two dozen tantalizing mushroom recipes from some of the best restaurants and chefs in Illinois, including one of Food & Wine magazine's top 10 new chefs of 2007. Recipes include classics like Beer Battered Morels, Parasol Mushroom Frittatas, and even the highly improbable (yet delectable) Morel Tiramisu for dessert.
As the first new book about Illinois mushrooms in more than eighty years, this is the guide that mushroom hunters and cooks have been craving.
Visit the book's companion website at www.illinoismushrooms.com.
I was hoping that the book would also show black mushrooms. We have quite a few in our yard.Published 27 days ago by Marsha Nix
great, great book, well described, great pics and clear info along with some interesting factsPublished 2 months ago by Chris McCann
I have read this book a few times, easy to read, with great color pictures. My copy is now signed by the co-author (yeah!). Read morePublished 2 months ago by Lin F
I will never go foraging again without it! Great color photographs... we needed this book 50 years ago! Pencil drawings just don't cut it when my life is at stake! I pick to eat...Published 3 months ago by kram
this book gives some great perspective on local varieties and makes my warm months a little more informedPublished 4 months ago by SmokingChicken