100 Edible Mushrooms

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  • Copyright: 2007-07-13
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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 bookMorels,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 Michael Kuo, an English teacher in Illinois, is the developer of mushroomexpert.com, a popular online resource for mushroom identification and morel hunting.

Author Biography

Michael Kuo, an English teacher in Illinois

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
How to Use This Bookp. 4
Focus Pointsp. 4
Table of Focus Pointsp. 5
The Mushroomsp. 6
Terminology and Namesp. 7
Identifying Wild Mushroomsp. 9
Picking Mushrooms for Identificationp. 11
Working with Mushrooms at Homep. 12
Learning from Expertsp. 15
Collecting, Preparing, and Eating Wild Mushroomsp. 18
In the Woodsp. 18
Field Equipment for Hunting Edible Mushroomsp. 19
Consider the Substratep. 20
In the Kitchenp. 20
Safety Precautions for Trying New Mushroomsp. 24
Preserving Wild Mushroomsp. 24
From the Storep. 27
The Button Mushroom and the Portobello: Agaricus bisporusp. 28
Porcini: Various Bolete Speciesp. 32
The Enoki: Cultivated Flammulina velutipesp. 34
Oyster Mushrooms: Pleurotus ostreatus and Othersp. 36
The Shiitake: Lentinula edodesp. 38
Poisonous Look-Alikesp. 41
Amanita Speciesp. 43
Galerina marginata and Similar Speciesp. 46
Chlorophyllum molybditesp. 50
Poisonous Mushrooms in the Lepiota Groupp. 51
Poisonous Boletesp. 53
False Morelsp. 55
Poisonous Clitocybe Speciesp. 58
Inocybe Speciesp. 60
Cortinarius Speciesp. 62
Entoloma Speciesp. 64
Jack O'Lantern Mushrooms: Omphalotus Speciesp. 65
Poisonous Russula Speciesp. 67
Poisonous Agaricus Speciesp. 70
Gymnopilus Speciesp. 72
Recommended for Beginnersp. 75
The Old Man of the Woods: Strobilomyces floccopusp. 76
The Chicken of the Woods: Laetiporus Speciesp. 79
Black Morels: Morchella Speciesp. 84
Yellow Morels: Morchella Speciesp. 87
Giant Puffballs: Calvatia gigantea and Othersp. 91
The Devil's Urn: Urnula crateriump. 94
Boletus parasiticusp. 96
The Black Trumpet: Craterellus cornucopioidesp. 99
Craterellus foetidusp. 101
Hericium Speciesp. 102
Hedgehog Mushrooms: Hydnum repandum and Hydnum umbilicatump. 104
Lactarius indigop. 106
The Cauliflower Mushroom: Sparassis Speciesp. 108
Experience Requiredp. 111
The Prince: Agaricus augustusp. 112
The Meadow Mushroom: Agaricus campestris and Othersp. 114
Albatrellus Speciesp. 117
The Jelly Ear: Auricularia auriculap. 119
Boletellus russelliip. 121
The King Bolete: Boletus edulis and Othersp. 123
Boletus griseus and Boletus ornatipesp. 126
Boletus illudensp. 128
Boletus pallidusp. 129
Boletus subglabripes and Boletus hortoniip. 131
Boletus zellerip. 133
Eastern Chanterelles: "Cantharellus cibarius" and Othersp. 135
Western Chanterelles: Cantharellus Speciesp. 139
Cantharellus appalachiensisp. 141
The Smooth Chanterelle: Cantharellus lateritiusp. 142
Pine Spikes: Chroogomphus Speciesp. 144
Clavariadelphus Speciesp. 146
The Shaggy Mane: Coprinus comatusp. 148
Craterellus tubaeformisp. 152
Fistulina hepaticap. 154
Ganoderma lucidum and Ganoderma tsugaep. 156
Gomphidius Speciesp. 159
Gomphus clavatusp. 161
The Hen of the Woods: Grifola frondosap. 163
Gyrodon merulioidesp. 166
Gyroporus castaneusp. 167
Gyroporus cyanescensp. 169
Ischnoderma resinosump. 171
Lactarius deliciosusp. 173
Lactarius rubidusp. 176
Lactarius thyinosp. 178
Lactarius volemusp. 180
Brown Leccinum Speciesp. 182
White Leccinum Species: Leccinum holopus and Othersp. 184
Leccinum rugosicepsp. 186
Puffballs: Lycoperdon Species and Othersp. 189
Half-Free Morels: Morchella Speciesp. 192
The Train Wrecker: Neolentinus lepideusp. 195
Stinkhorns: Phallus impudicus and Phallus hadrianip. 197
The Gilled Bolete: Phylloporus rhodoxanthusp. 200
4 in the Wild: Oyster Mushrooms: Pleurotus ostreatus and Othersp. 202
Polyporus squamosusp. 204
Polyporus umbellatusp. 207
Russula flavidap. 209
Russula virescensp. 211
Stropharia rugosoannulatap. 213
Suillus americanusp. 215
Suillus cavipesp. 217
Suillus granulatusp. 218
The Slippery Jack: Suillus luteusp. 221
Suillus pictus and Suillus lakeip. 223
Suillus pungensp. 225
Tylopilus alboaterp. 227
Tylopilus ballouiip. 229
Xanthoconium affinep. 230
Xanthoconium separansp. 232
Xerula Speciesp. 234
Difficultp. 237
The Horse Mushroom: Agaricus arvensisp. 238
1 in the Wild: Agaricus bisporusp. 239
Agaricus Species (Unidentified)p. 242
Honey Mushrooms: Armillaria Speciesp. 244
Armillaria tabescensp. 247
Boletus Species (Unidentified)p. 249
Catathelasma Speciesp. 251
The Shaggy Parasol: Chlorophyllum rhacodesp. 253
The Blewit: Clitocybe nudap. 255
Clitopilus prunulusp. 258
The Gypsy: Cortinarius caperatusp. 260
Flammulina velutipesp. 262
Hygrophorus russulap. 265
The Lobster Mushroom: Hypomyces lactifluorump. 267
Laccaria ochropurpureap. 269
Lactarius deceptivusp. 271
Lyophyllum decastesp. 275
Macrolepiota americanap. 278
The Parasol Mushroom: Macrolepiota procerap. 281
Marasmius oreadesp. 283
The Deer Mushroom: Pluteus cervinusp. 287
Pluteus petasatusp. 289
Russula claroflavap. 291
Russula variata and Russula cyanoxanthap. 293
The Shrimp Russula: Russula xerampelinap. 295
The Matsutake: Tricholoma magnivelarep. 297
Tricholomopsis rutilansp. 301
Recipesp. 303
Artichoke Shiitake Pizzap. 303
Asparagus Garnish with Mushroomsp. 303
Beef Stroganoff with Wild Mushroomsp. 303
Bigos (Polish Stew)p. 304
Candy Cap or Matsutake Wafflesp. 304
Chanterelles in Brandy Cream Saucep. 305
Chicken of the Woods with Lemon Creamp. 305
Five-Spice Beef with Enokisp. 305
Glazed Duck with Cranberry and Mushroom Stuffingp. 306
Jaeger Sauce for Schnitzel or Steakp. 306
Lamb with Mint and Mushroomsp. 306
Marinated Mushroomsp. 306
Matsutake-Persimmon Casserolep. 307
Mushroom Quichep. 307
Mushroom Raviolip. 307
Pasta with Hedgehogs, Bacon, and Tomatop. 308
Polish Pork Chops with Russulasp. 308
Porcini Sauce for Pork Roastp. 309
Portuguese Steak with Mushroomsp. 309
Salted Mushroom Saladp. 309
Shaggy Mane Soupp. 310
Shrimp-Stuffed Morelsp. 310
Spinach Mushroom Ricotta Piep. 310
Stuffed Mushroomsp. 311
Suggested Readingsp. 313
Works Citedp. 313
Mushroom Guides and Readingsp. 313
Tree Guidesp. 315
Cooking Mushroomsp. 315
Web Sitesp. 315
Photo Credits and Acknowledgmentsp. 317
Glossary and Indexp. 319
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