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How to Forage for Mushrooms Without Dying

An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Identifying 29 Wild, Edible Mushrooms

Frank Hyman


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With the surging interest in foraging for mushrooms, those new to the art need a reliable guide to distinguishing the safe fungi from the toxic. But for beginner foragers who just want to answer the question "Can it eat it?", most of the books on the subject are dry, dense, and written by mycologists for other mycologists.

Frank Hyman to the rescue How to Forage for Mushrooms without Dying is the book for anyone who walks in the woods and would like to learn how to identify just the 29 edible mushrooms they're likely to come across. In it, Hyman offers his expert mushroom foraging advice, distilling down the most important information for the reader in colorful, folksy language that's easy to remember when in the field. Want an easy way to determine if a mushroom is a delicious morel or a toxic false morel? Slice it in half - "if it's hollow, you can swallow," Hyman says. Is a mushroom toxic? "If you smell it and your head snaps back, do not put it in your sack." With Frank Hyman's expert advice and easy-to-follow guidelines, readers will be confident in identifying which mushrooms they can safely eat and which ones they should definitely avoid.

Storey Publishing, 9781635863321, 256pp.

Publication Date: October 12, 2021

About the Author

Frank Hyman is a professional mushroom hunter, certified to sell wild mushrooms to the public. He teaches workshops across the country on mushroom foraging and identification and has written about mushroom foraging for publications such as Paleo magazine, Hobby Farms, Modern Farmer, the New York Times, and Forbes. He is a member of the North American Mycological Association, lives in Durham, North Carolina, and forages everywhere he travels.