Rewarding Mushrooms is a streamlined guidebook depicting 18 gourmet mushrooms most commonly found in rural and urban settings, across North-East North America. We have written this book to empower others through the practical knowledge to forage safely and confidently.
It includes tips from our experiences of harvesting and storage for each mushroom. Color photos facilitate the reader to discern between look-alikes and further confirm identification. We suggest culinary and preservation techniques for each mushroom.
Poisonous lookalikes are clearly expressed with descriptions and real images; knowledge is power, and safe foraging is a skill.
Original diagrams of basic mycology are straightforward and give a basis to approach the recognition process. For those of you who have seen our Basic Mycology Packet, this chapter expands the topic and provides more examples and terminology.
Dustan McKee is a state-certified wild-foraged mushroom expert. He and his wife, Carlyn, have developed Rewarding Mushrooms in response to wishing they had a guidebook like this when they were beginning to learn how to forage mushrooms.
Rewarding Mushrooms Book