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The Mushroom Lover's Mushroom Cookbook and Primer Hardcover – September 11, 2000


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company (September 11, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0761122028
  • ISBN-13: 978-0761122029
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 7.6 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,150,587 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A Must for Any Mushroom Enthusiast. (Jean Georges Vongerichten)

"Amy's book more than illustrates her passion for the 'mighty mushroom,' and will provide any cook with both practical information and culinary inspiration." (Daniel Boulud)

Cooking her way through over fifty seasons of porcinis and portobellos, chanterelles, blewits, and hedgehogs, Amy Farges knows the secret of each wild and cultivated mushroom's affinities, its preferred cooking method, its subtleties of texture, flavor, and even size. And as the co-founder, with her husband, of Aux Delices des Bois and Marche aux Delices, the New York - based mushroom purveyors, she's spent over a dozen years talking mushrooms, handling mushrooms, tasting mushrooms, and swapping mushroom ideas. Distilled here are the best of her recipes and knowledge. It's mushroom heaven.

About the Author

Christopher Styler has enormous culinary range. He is a chef, cookbook writer, editor, restaurant consultant, and culinary producer of some of PBS-TV’s most successful cooking series. He lives in New Jersey.


Amy Farges, along with her husband Thierry, founded and operated the wild mushroom company Aux Delices des Bois for 11 years. Currently they distribute mushrooms through their catalog, Marche aux Delices. A classmate of Steven Raichlen and Susan Herrmann Loomis at La Varenne cooking school in Paris, Ms. Farges has written articles for Fine Cooking, Food & Wine, and Brides magazine. She lives in New York.

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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 18, 2000
Format: Paperback
I bought this to give as a gift, and ended up cooking from it, and now it's ALL MINE. The recipes cover just about every kind of cuisine, including comfort foods like cream of mushroom soup, etc. I knew about portobellos, but man, this portobello salsa was way off my radar! I did it ahead and it was incredible! Served it with tortilla chips. Another cool thing is that in the back, there's a page for each mushroom , w/ a picture, and how to store and cook them. I give this cookbook my best-ever rating!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on January 9, 2001
Format: Paperback
A mouth-watering compendium of more than 175 recipes, Amy Farges' The Mushroom Lover's Mushroom Cookbook And Primer is enhanced with a "Mushroom 101" guide and an innovative shopping and preparation primer for more than 30 edible fungi. From Crepe Pouches with Shiitakes, Seared Cod with Porcini a la Grecque, and Lamb Broth with Autumn Mushrooms and Pearl Barley, to Mushroom Cornmeal Muffins, and Old-World Polenta, The Mushroom Lover's Mushroom Cookbook And Primer offers a cornucopia of delicious eating inspired by common and exotic mushrooms, and eminently suitable both for family meals and special event celebrations.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Brenda Palmer on July 15, 2010
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This book has a wealth of wonderful information in it. As a professional chef, I can't help noticing the details, a slight mistake: demi-glace is never made from chicken. Also, one of the mushrooms listed has a completely different season here in PA, than in the book.
A note of caution, I would not use this as a field guide, it is not comprehensive enough. There is no mention of spore prints or of look-a-like mushrooms. For cooking purposes, this is a great book.
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16 of 21 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 1, 2002
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I recommend this book for fungi lovers old and new. Great tips and fabulous recipes, along with cute family stories. I use this book often for dinner parties and family dinners. The colorful cover makes a great coffee table addition, but I use the book so frequently I can't keep it out of my kitchen. I have given many as gifts to my culinary friends. It's a winner.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Helen on November 22, 2011
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We've only had the cookbook for a short time, and haven't actually used it yet. It comes highly recommended from a friend who has had his copy for a long time and has used it extensively. There do not appear to be many cookbooks on the market devoted to mushrooms and this one is no longer in print. If you really like mushrooms and live in an area, as we do, where wild mushrooms are plentiful, this cookbook is worth getting while copies can still be purchased at a reasonable price.
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