How To Forage For Mushrooms Without Dying

Author and professional mushroom hunter Frank Hyman teaches readers to forage without fear by learning to positively identify the 29 edible mushrooms they are most likely to encounter anywhere in North America.

With up-close photography showing the distinguishing features with expert mushroom foraging advice, Hyman makes the most important information easy to remember.

Need a simple way to determine if a mushroom is a delicious morel or a toxic false morel? Slice it in half, and “if it’s hollow, you can swallow,” Hyman says.

Is a mushroom toxic? “If you smell it and your head snaps back, do not put it in your sack.”

With expert advice and easy-to-follow guidelines, readers will be confident in identifying which mushrooms they can safely eat and which ones they should definitely avoid.