A timeless literary cookbook with more than 250 recipes and gastronomic treats that celebrate the varieties and culinary pleasures of mushrooms.
An indispensable classic for all those who love mushrooms. Truffles . . . ceps . . . morels, they all conjure visions of one of the most intriguing and subtle of all gastronomic treats. Amateur cooks can feel overwhelmed by the many varieties of mushrooms, and mystified by how best to prepare them, while epicures hunger for new ways to expand their repertoires.
With more than 250 recipes, Jane Grigson describes simple yet sumptuous preparations for all kinds of delectable fresh and preserved mushrooms. Included are helpful tips for selecting and preserving the best edible mushrooms (both wild and cultivated), the folklore behind the recipes, a brief history of mushroom cultivation, guides to distinguishing edible from poisonous fungi for those who venture to pick their own, and line drawings of the twenty-one most common species.