Books

Mushrooms of the Upper Midwest

By Teresa Marrone and Kathy Yerich

It's small enough to fit in a pocket (roughly 4.5 x 6 inches). And deals with mushrooms ommonly encountered in the upper Midwest (the Dakotas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin). Start on page 22 with a basic description, ie: Cap & Stem with gills, Shelf with pores, etc. (10 categories) to discover which pages those mushrooms would be found on. There are also sections on top edibles and top toxics.  Photos and descriptions of nearly 400 species.

Paperback: 288 pages

(MB428) $16.95

Mushrooms of the Midwest - An illustrated guide to the Midwest's many mushrooms

By Michael Kuo and Andrew S. Methven

Fusing general interest in mushrooming with serious scholarship, Mushrooms of the Midwest describes and illustrates over five hundred of the region's mushroom species. From the cold conifer bogs of northern Michigan to the steamy oak forests of Missouri, the book offers a broad cross-section of the fungi, edible and not, that can be found growing in the Midwest’s diverse ecosystems.

With hundreds of color illustrations, Mushrooms of the Midwest is ideal for amateur and expert mushroomers alike. Michael Kuo and Andrew S. Methven provide identification keys and thorough descriptions. The authors discuss the DNA revolution in mycology and its consequences for classification and identification, as well as the need for well-documented contemporary collections of mushrooms.

8" x 10" - 440 pages with 833 color photographs

(MB425) $39.95

100 Edible Mushrooms

By Michael Kuo

With a dash of humor and a dollop of science, Michael Kuo selects the top 100 mushrooms best suited for cooking. Like Kuo's very popular book Morels, 100 Edible Mushrooms is written in the author's inimitable, engaging, and appealing style, taking the reader on the hunt through forest and kitchen in search of mycological pleasures and culinary delights.

Kuo describes in detail how to identify each species, where and when to find them, and how to cook them in creative and delicious recipes. The mushrooms presented in the book are the most often eaten varieties, and a description of the button mushrooms found in the grocery store is included. All of the mushrooms have at least one full-color illustration and some several more to aid in identifying and distinguishing look-alike and nonedible species.

An indispensable book for mushroom hunters, naturalists, and cooks.7 x 10. 344 pgs. 269 color photographs.

(MB424) $27.95

Edible Wild Mushrooms of Illinois and Surrounding States

By Joe McFarland and Gregory M. Mueller.

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.

(MB422) $24.95

Morel Mushroom Recipes Favorites From The Nauman Family & Friends.

by David L. Nauman

Go beyond "frying 'em in butter!" 28 tried-and-true recipes from some of the best mushroom hunters in the world. Includes methods of preserving mushrooms for year-round pleasure by Tom Nauman. 32p. 5.5" x 8.5"

(MB421) $5.00

Morels

by Michael Kuo.

Filled to the Brim with information about the science and sport of finding, identifying, and savoring these world-renowned fungi. 216p, 7" x 10". 200+ color pics. Undoubtedly the most complete and up to date book ever on morels.Includes recipes.

(MB420) $27.95

 

Find the Tree . . . Find the Morel

by Jason Edge.

An in-depth study of how to find morels by locating the proper dead elm. Jason spends his non-morel seasons identifying which trees will likely produce morels next Spring and now shares his secrets. B & W and color pics. Basic recipes. 60p. 5.5" x 8.5"

(MB417) $9.95

Start Mushrooming,

by Stan Tekiela and Karen Shanberg

The perfect book for beginners or even the seasoned morel hunter who want to learn about edible mushroom species. It focuses on six mushrooms: Morel, Oyster, Shaggy Mane, Sulfer Shelf, Giant Puffball, and Hen-of-the-Woods. These are the "safe-six," the six easiest identified, edible mushrooms. Each section has a unique checklist to build your confidence.

If you don't need to identify every mushroom you find, but would like to bring somethings home for the frying pan, then "Start Mushrooming" is for you.

Recipes are included. Color photos. 126p, 6" x 8."

(MB402) $9.95