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Common Edible and Poisonous Mushrooms of New York

Alan E. Bessette and Arleen R. Bessette

Paper $24.95    |    0-8156-0848-9    |    2006

A unique field guide for mushroom identification in New York State ideally suited for safely collecting, preparing, and consuming a variety of edible mushrooms.

Mycologists Alan and Arleen Bessette offer a field guide for the identification of common edible and poisonous mushrooms of New York State. Written for readers interested in the safe collection and consumption of a variety of mushrooms, this book includes identification keys for each species and detailed descriptions of poisonous species. In addition, the book is filled with vivid color photographs. Celebrating the culinary adventure of mushroom gathering, the authors include attractive recipes accompanied by photographs of the recipes' preparation. With concise, accurate, and easy-to-follow descriptions, the book provides a safe and reliable introduction to mushroom gathering.

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Alan E. Bessette is a mycologist and professor of biology at Utica College. His books include Mushrooms of Northeastern North America, Mushrooms of the Adirondacks, and Mushrooms of North America in Color.

Arleen R. Bessette, a mycologist and botanical photographer, is the author of numerous books including Taming the Wild Mushroom.

6 x 9, 128 pages, 59 color photographs, glossary, index

Common Edible and Poisonous Mushrooms of New York

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