Top 10 Books about Mushrooms

 

Mushrooms! Yes, you read that right. It might sound odd to some, but there are a lot of people who are interested in knowing more about mushrooms from its hunting, cultivation to its medici

There are a wide variety of books available on mushrooms from mushroom foraging to cultivation to cookbooks to books on fungi. Here is a list of top 10 books about Mushrooms and fungi.

 

Mushrooms Demystified

It is the best and complete guide and reference book about Mushrooms. It includes descriptions of more than 2000 species of mushrooms accompanied with more than 950 photographs.

Read it For:
Whether you are a beginner or experienced mushroom hunter, this book is a delightful, complete and fun companion.
Don't Read it For:
this is not a book that you might read cover to cover. Although it is very informative you could be interested in limited sections only.
What makes this book stand out?:
The fun writing style and the humor used in a book that is a mushroom and fungi guide, makes the book stand out.

All that the rain promises and more

This book by David Arora is a guide to identify 200 western mushrooms, whether edible, poisonous or medicinal. Each picture of mushroom is accompanied by detailed key features and description.

Read it For:
It is a good and informative guide and probably the best mushroom and fungi book.
Don't Read it For:
Some pictures could have been clearer to make it easy for the reader to identify the mushrooms.
What makes this book stand out?:
Information and humor is the main characteristic of this book.

Mycelium Running

Mycelium Running explains how mushrooms can help save the world is a manual for the mycological rescue of the planet. The author believes that mushrooms are the best thing to save the environment and hence promotes the idea of growing more of them.

Read it For:
the author has explained the basic science behind mushrooms saving the world in detail.
Don't Read it For:
Absence of footnotes or references with some of the big statements.
What makes this book stand out?:
The fact that mushrooms can save the planet is quite interesting

Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation

The author shares in-depth details of best cultivation practices of organic mushrooms. He also shares his research work on mushrooms and shares the ways in which you can apply your cultivation skills.

Read it For:
A must read to discover new information on mushrooms including making powders, tinctures, mushroom-infused honey and growing mushrooms on old denim jeans.
Don't Read it For:
You need to devote serious time to this book for reading to understand every word and information the book has.
What makes this book stand out?:
The research work as well as home- scale experiments related to mushrooms is quite interesting.
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National Audubon Society: Field Guide to Mushrooms

This is the most comprehensive field guide to the North American Mushrooms with more than 700 mushrooms with colored photographs and descriptive text. This book groups all mushrooms on the basis of color and shape for easy identification on the field.

Read it For:
It contains a detailed description on the physical look of mushrooms, their edibility, season, habitat, alternative names, and facts on both edible and poisonous species, their uses and more.
Don't Read it For:
This book is a little too dense for someone who interested in identifying the most distinctive edibles.
What makes this book stand out?:
The color plates and detailed description about mushrooms from identification to cooking.

100 Edible Mushrooms

The author selects top 100 Mushrooms that are best suited for cooking. He describes in detail how to identify, where and when to identify each species. The mushrooms in the book are most edible varieties.

Read it For:
It is an essential book for mushroom hunters and cooks.
Don't Read it For:
Not everyone is ready to try all the 100 varieties of mushrooms.
What makes this book stand out?:
The inimitable and engaging style of author takes the reader on the hunt through forest and kitchen.

Healing Mushrooms

It is a practical and culinary guide to using mushrooms for the whole body health. This book contains 50 easy recipes for boosted immunity, a revved-up metabolism, increased energy and more.

Read it For:
This book tells about 10 most powerful mushrooms that can be added to the daily diet for maximizing health gains.
Don't Read it For:
If you don’t want to learn about the healing capacity of mushrooms, then you would not be interested in this book.
What makes this book stand out?:
It is full of practical information, fun illustrations and recipes for whole body health. It is one and the only resource on using Adaptogenic mushrooms.

Morels

This book has detailed information on the art of hunting morels. It also has scientific knowledge about the same. It is filled with information about finding, hunting and savoring these world-renowned fungi.

Read it For:
It has detailed information about Morels
Don't Read it For:
if you love mushrooms and haven’t had a chance to taste morels yet, then this book might create a craving for the same
What makes this book stand out?:
It is a humorous work along with scientific information and photographs.

Medicinal Mushrooms

The author thoroughly provides detailed information about 100 species of edible fungi along with their nutritional and health benefits. It also documents their medicinal uses. It is a handbook for understanding and exploring the traditions in Eastern and Western cultures about healing fungi.

Read it For:
It is the most complete cultural, healthy and medicinal work of mushrooms ever published.
Don't Read it For:
The information in the book is a bit detailed. Also if reading about health benefits of mushrooms is not your thing, and you are interested only in its hunting, then this book is not for you.
What makes this book stand out?:
The well-researched content and medicinal uses of 100 edible mushrooms are what makes it stand out.

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