Wild Mushrooms, from Forest to Table
New Society Publishers
Foreword by Sandor Katz, Wild Fermentation
Recipes by Kim Hendrickson, Savory Bites
Ready to go wild?
Do you have enough food, enough money, enough love? Foraging can give you all these things. It’s simple: what works for people and the planet is what’s natural. And the only food that is truly natural, truly local, and truly sustainable is food that thrives on its own: that’s wild food.
To be happy and healthy, we have to get back to nature. But to rewild, we can’t just eat wild food. We need natural exercise too: that’s foraging. And the funnest foraging is for fungi.
Wild mushrooms are no harder to tell apart than vegetables. After all, we’ve been eating them since 7 million BC (Before Costco). And the only field guide we needed had two legs.
Foraging uncovers a benevolent world. No more starving amid abundance. No more fear of not having enough. You finally get out of The System, out of ScareCity.
In this radical manifesto, The Mushroom Man leads us beyond ID books, apps, and other modern crutches. He leads us back to Providence, to the real Garden of Eden, to the ultimate in food security.
When you forage, it’s not just the food that’s wild and free. Going back to nature, we go back to our own true nature as loving, open beings. We welcome the world with open arms, and we find that it has been waiting for us all this time: for us to come home.
I can’t decide if this book is more packed with wisecracks or wisdom, but I’d recommend it for either one.
innovative, innervating, and informative
Dr. James Duke, Author, The Green Pharmacy
delightfully conveys the joy and enthusiasm of hunting wild mushrooms
Leon Shernoff, Editor, Mushroom, The Journal
very readable, especially for newbies
Britt Bunyard, Editor, FUNGI
very interesting… a great interpretation
Dr. Tom Volk, Mycologist
well-written, clever, informative and entertaining; I laughed out loud…
Deborah Morgenthal, former Editor in Chief, Lark Books
brings a quick, constant humor and accessibility to a fascinating subject.
Michael Metivier, Editor, Chelsea Green Publishing
friendly, thorough and entertaining… so much more than a field guide. Written in such a charming manner… accessible to a large range of people with different backgrounds. I love everything, including the illustrations. The best I’ve read yet.
Kimberley Cameron, Literary Agent
wonderful material… very clever! I am mightily impressed.
Lisa Ekus, Literary Publicist
The current 42-page edition is included with our foraging tours and is also available here.