This title includes features such as: photographic A-Z of the most popular, edible mushrooms, seen both in their growing locations and in specially commissioned close-up identification shots; 100 fabulous recipes for both bought and picked mushrooms, including traditional and classic mushroom dishes from all around the world; identification guide to poisonous and inedible species, for extra safety and security; and, at-a-glance information on habitat and season, for every mushroom. Mushrooming is a hobby of ever-increasing popularity and it is crucial that expert advice is taken when picking funghi for consumption, which is why this authoritative guide offers essential information for accurate identification and safe use. In the first section of the book, Peter Jordan details the principal identifying features of each mushroom and describes the habitats of the most popular edible mushrooms. Peter also lists the culinary merits of the main varieties. In the second section, Steven Wheeler presents more than 100 step-by-step recipes, techniques and ideas for drying and preserving mushrooms. With every recipe photographed both in its step-by-step preparation and finished form, this is the ultimate mushroom identifier and recipe collection.