Get ready to fall in love with wild mushrooms! Colorado locals, Kristen and Trent Blizzard, will teach you everything you need to know about foraging for these wild delicacies in your own backyard and how to make mushrooming a lifestyle choice.
Packed with content and lore from more than 30 skilled foragers around the country, "Wild Mushroms" will help mushroom hunters successfully utilize their harvest. You will not only learn the best ways to locate, clean, collect, and preserve your mushrooms from the experts, the book will also discuss safety and edibility, mushroom sections and flavor profiles, and more. Recipes are categorized by mushroom species, with approximately 75 recipes in total. From pickling to rich duxelles, soups, salads, and even mushroom teas, tinctures, jams, and ice cream, these recipes and invaluable insider tips will delight everyone from the most discerning mycophiles to brand new fungus fanatics.
Self proclaimed “mushroom geeks,” Trent and Kristen Blizzard reside in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Though not mycologists, both are certified wild mushroom identification experts in the State of Colorado. They have been trekking the forests of Colorado, the Midwest, and the Pacific Northwest for years, mostly with wild, edible mushrooms in mind. At first a hobby, the hunt for mushrooms quickly became nothing short of an obsession for these two mycophiles. Each year they give in to morel mania and chase the path of burn morels several weeks, wherever it may take them. They follow the science behind these mysterious mushrooms, utilizing weather patterns, elevation, aspect, and forest habitat to make educated decisions about where to drop their pins. You will find them blogging about their adventures at www.modern-forager.com.