Mushrooms, like the Morel, Puffballs, Sulphurshelf and shaggy mane variety
fit into what Clyde M. Christensen calls the “Foolproof Four”.
If you want to safely identify & forage wild edible mushrooms I highly recommend this book, its a must have for the beginner mushroom hunter.
There are some great recipes in the back along with a few easy preservation techniques- don’t forget to check these out!
Below is an excerpt taken from the book:
“From the more than fifty common edible mushrooms described in this book, we have selected four kinds as being the most easily and surely recognized, most abundant and widespread, and most desirable in flavor and texture.
All four have definite characteristics that positively distinguish them from doubtful, inedible, or poison-ous kinds, and even from other edible kinds.
Once he learns their few distinguishing marks the beginner can gather and eat these mushrooms without fear or hesitation and with the assurance that wherever he may be he is enjoying the best that: mushrooms have to offer.
All are common throughout much of the United States and Canada; all rank high in edibility and lend themselves to varied ways of preparation. They are among the elite of the mushroom world.“
To read more…
click on the picture below for the FREE downloadable book!