All That the Rain Promises and More is the companion field guide to David Arora’s more substantial Mushrooms Demystified. This hip little pocket guide to Western mushrooms goes with us on every mushroom hunt—with its pages well worn from countless referencing and fireside foraging.
Arora describes his book best… “The design of the book is simple: each mushroom is illustrated with one or more color photographs accompanied by a concise, easy-to-understand list of identifying features plus information on edibility and habitat… a completely self-contained field guide for beginners. Even the jaded mushroom junkie whose cupboard runneth over with mushroom memorabilia will find something new: several species are depicted in color for the first time, and unusual uses of mushrooms are documented.”
The sections on cooking the fine edibles—How to do it to the Blewit, Panhandled Boletes, Stalking up on Honeys, and the not-so fine—The lose your lunch bunch—will ensure that one extends the pleasures of every mushroom hunt from the forest directly to the stomach.
This book is one-of-a-kind, filled with some of the best photographs of mushrooms in their natural habitat we’ve every seen… along with some quirky uses for fungi and the tales of most memorable mushroom hunts that will have any self-respecting forager pining for the first fall rains.
Arora firmly believes in stressing the fun in fungi, and All that the Rain Promises and More has all the practical advice and information any good field guide needs, plus the added pleasure of some trivia, tales, recipes and a sprinkle of irreverence and fancy—a wonderful, wacky combination that keeps us coming back for more!
(Note: this book is geared toward North American mushrooms, with an emphasis on those in western regions)
See also Mushrooms Demystified by David Arora.
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