Synopses & Reviews
Better Safe Than Sorry
Rule #1 for wild mushroom hunting: You can't afford to gamble when it comes to accurate ID'ing - telling the edible ones from look-alikes that could make you sick, or worse.
Good Mushroom Bad Mushroomis the essential wild mushroom field guide, by one of the top mycologists in North America. John Plischke's informative, easy-to-read text and award-winning photographs take the guesswork out of identifying wild mushrooms. And when you get it right, there's no better eatin' than a fresh, wild Morel. For an added treat, John brings you from field to kitchen with some of his favorite mushroom recipes. “When it comes to identifying and eating wild mushrooms, you need an expert you can trust. John Plischke III is that expert.I'd trust my life to his judgment.” Gary Lincoff, author of The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms “John is one of the top mushroom identifiers in North America.”Sandy Sheine, Education Chair, North American Mycological Association
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.
Good 'Shroom Bad 'Shroom is a friendly, authoritative field guide to the challenges and delights of hunting and eating wild mushrooms - 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 'Shroom Bad 'Shroom features heavy matte-laminated pages and concealed-wire binding for handy use outside.
About the Author
John Plischke lives in Pittsburgh, PA.