"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.
Wonderful book to start out with. I have not tried the recipes perhaps next year. Great for starting out.Published 12 days ago by Carla Priest
BEST MUSHROOM BOOK OF THE CENTURY! I highly recommend. Sharp clear pictures, relatable descriptions and warnings.Published 1 month ago by Jade
I was given a signed copy of this book by my Father in law and have found most of the mushrooms in here. Great pictures of different varities and dangerous look a likes!Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Great localized book for local mushroom hunting!
If they make them for your area or state, buy it. You will be happy. Read more
I love the way this book is written. I use it as a basic guide. Nice pictures and great descriptions. Very helpful for beginners.Published 4 months ago by laura polson
He likes it a lot. It is a great book on mushrooms in our state. Was in very good shape.Published 5 months ago by avag39