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Edible Wild Mushrooms

Don Splitter

Joined: Aug 31, 2011
Posts: 53
Location: Ely and Minneapolis, MN Zone 3
Anybody got any good ideas for wild mushroom books.  It's too bad Samuel Thayer didn't touch on that subject, but here in Minnesota.  It would be a great thing to have.

Zone 3(a/b) Ely, Minnesota
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Joe Skeletor

Joined: Jan 04, 2010
Posts: 113
Location: Blue Island, Illinois - Zone 6a - (Lake Effect) - surrounded by zone 5b

I have a bunch of books about wild mushrooms but this is definitely the best one to help easily identify the main wild mushrooms growing in the midwest.
Don Splitter

Joined: Aug 31, 2011
Posts: 53
Location: Ely and Minneapolis, MN Zone 3
Holy Moly!   Awesome killer info there... I have alot to learn about mushrooms, so the insight is very much appreciated!

Lacy VanCam

Joined: Sep 23, 2011
Posts: 42
Lone pine has great field guides. I have the one on mushrooms, and have found it a great help, it covers edibles as well as other families of mushrooms. http://www.lonepinepublishing.com/cat/9781551051994
Moody Vaden

Joined: Dec 15, 2010
Posts: 55
Location: Maryland
An easy beginners mushroom to start with is the giant puffball. No poisonous lookalikes and make sure it's white all the way through or it's past it's prime.

I picked this one yesterday and had it for lunch.  Mushroom steaks fried in butter can't be beat.

I don't know if you get them over in PNW, but they are everywhere right now on the east coast.

I agree. Here's the link: http://richsoil.com/email
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