The Mushroom Manual

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by Lorentz Pearson, 1987 softcover

You will be able to recognize common edible and poisonous mushrooms with confidence after reading this book written by a college biology instructor.

The author has covered the subject about as completely as possible, and those who learn what to look for and to avoid the 'fatal five' will have plenty of delicious meals supplemented by the fruit of a colorless plant called a fungus, or more commonly, a mushroom. Pearson early on admits the safest place to hunt mushrooms is the grocery store, but he also claims once identification is learned gourmets will not be happy with the plain old grocery store types. There are dozens of delectable wild mushrooms that will delight the fancier of fine foods.