Good Mushroom Bad Mushroom: Who's Who, Where to Find Them, and How to Enjoy Them Safely

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Good Mushroom Bad Mushroom: Who's Who, Where to Find Them, and How to Enjoy Them Safely

Let's go out and hunt mushrooms! Foraging for wild mushrooms is one of the most enjoyable and delicious of family activities. Good Mushroom Bad Mushroom is a friendly, authoritative field guide to hunting and eating wild mushrooms, including (importantly) how to ID the edible ones and avoid the toxic ones. Mushroom expert John Plischke considers 50 of the most interesting and noteworthy mushrooms out there, with full-color photos throughout and generous helpings of mushroom recipes. An attractive gift book for beginners and old-timers alike - adults as well as curious kids - Good Mushroom Bad Mushroom features heavy matte-laminated pages and concealed-wire binding for handy use outside.


"John is one of the top mushroom identifiers in the USA. Generously sharing his knowledge through lectures, workshops and meetings on mushrooms, he is a well known and sought after teacher."  --Sandy Sheine, Education Chair, North American Mycological Association

"When it comes to identifying and eating wild mushrooms, you need an expert you can trust. John Plischke III is that expert: he knows the mushrooms, which ones are edible, and how to tell them from any poisonous look-alikes. I'd trust my life to his judgment."  --Gary Lincoff, author of The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms

John Plischke III is acknowledged to be one of the top 5 mycologists in North America. An amateur and not a trained scientist, he spends most of his free time hunting and photographing mushrooms. He is the foray chairman and past president of the Western Pennsylvania Mushroom Club. He has won over 80 awards for his mushroom photography, and has produced programs for the North American Mycological Association (NAMA) Educational Series. Chairman of NAMA's Photography Committee and editor of the "Western Pennsylvania Mushroom Club Cookbook," John will be the keynote speaker at 2010's Mycology convention in Colorado.

St. Lynn's Press/IPS

Pub Date: May 01, 2011

0.7" H x 6.9" L x 6.0" W

87 pages