Mycophilia

Author:   Eugenia Bone
Publisher:   Rodale Press
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9781605294070


Pages:   368
Publication Date:   25 October 2011
Format:   Hardback
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An incredibly versatile cooking ingredient containing an abundance of vitamins, minerals, and possiblycancer-fighting properties, mushrooms are among the most expensive and sought-after foods on theplanet. Yet when it comes to fungi, culinary uses are only the tip of the iceberg. Throughout history fungus has been prized for its diverse properties-medicinal, ecological, even recreational-and hasspawned its own quirky subculture dedicated to exploring the weird biology and celebrating the unique role it plays on earth. InMycophilia, accomplished food writer and cookbook author Eugenia Bone examines the role of fungi as exotic delicacy, curative, poison, and hallucinogen, and ultimately discovers that a greater understanding of fungi is key to facing many challenges of the 21st century. Engrossing, surprising, and packed with up-to-date science and cultural exploration,Mycophiliais part narrative and part primer for foodies, science buffs, environmental advocates, and anyone interested in learning a lot about one of the least understood and most curious organisms in nature.

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Author:   Eugenia Bone
Publisher:   Rodale Press
Imprint:   Rodale Press
Dimensions:   Width: 16.30cm , Height: 3.00cm , Length: 23.50cm
Weight:   0.656kg
ISBN:  

9781605294070


ISBN 10:   1605294071
Pages:   368
Publication Date:   25 October 2011
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   To order   Availability explained
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Mycophilia is the most engrossing, readable book about mushrooms and the science of mycology I have ever read. This is THE book to give to people interested in mushrooms, whether they are beginners, longtime mushroom hunters, or professional mycologists. --Gary Lincoff, author of The National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms Engaging trawl through the labryinths of mycophilia...lyrical and precise...Ms. Bone ends her odyssey elegantly, discovering mushrooms may be the most important--and most hopeful--ingredient of life on Earth. -- Wall Street Journal One of the most beguiling books I've read this year. A generous sprinkling of amateur photos only adds to the charm of Mycophilia.. .Weird details, combined with a flair for startling analogies, brighten even the most rambling passages of Bone's book...Set her on the hunt for fungi in the aftermath of a forest fire and Bone can make you shiver in the slovenly vacuum of a campsite she compres to a cold fire


Mycophilia is the most engrossing, readable book about mushrooms and the science of mycology I have ever read. This is THE book to give to people interested in mushrooms, whether they are beginners, longtime mushroom hunters, or professional mycologists. --Gary Lincoff, author of The National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms Engaging trawl through the labryinths of mycophilia...lyrical and precise...Ms. Bone ends her odyssey elegantly, discovering mushrooms may be the most important--and most hopeful--ingredient of life on Earth. -- Wall Street Journal One of the most beguiling books I've read this year. A generous sprinkling of amateur photos only adds to the charm of Mycophilia. ..Weird details, combined with a flair for startling analogies, brighten even the most rambling passages of Bone's book...Set her on the hunt for fungi in the aftermath of a forest fire and Bone can make you shiver in the slovenly vacuum of a campsite she compres to a cold fireplace...Bone deployes the precise, uncommon vocabulary of the best naturalists. Bone's enthusiasm would prompt even the most languid armchair ecologist to take a new interest in...mushrooms...Each and every fungus contains properties that, as described by Bone, sound almost magical...Delicious, surprising and dizzyingly informative book. -- New York Times Book Review <p> Earthy and honest...with good humor and clear writing. -- The Denver Post <p> Mycophilia...will delight many readers...[Bone] makes a charming and witty tour guide through the vast world of fungi...Mycophilia is one of those books that can completely change the way we view the Earth, making us ever more conscious and even conscientious citizens. -- The Plain Dealer


Mycophilia is the most engrossing, readable book about mushrooms and the science of mycology I have ever read. This is THE book to give to people interested in mushrooms, whether they are beginners, longtime mushroom hunters, or professional mycologists. --Gary Lincoff, author of The National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms Engaging trawl through the labryinths of mycophilia...lyrical and precise...Ms. Bone ends her odyssey elegantly, discovering mushrooms may be the most important--and most hopeful--ingredient of life on Earth. -- Wall Street Journal


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Eugenia Bone is a nationally recognized journalist, food writer, and former president of the New York Mycological Society. She is the author of Microbia, The Kitchen Ecosystem, At Mesa's Edge, Italian Family Dining, and Well Preserved. Her books have been nominated for a variety of awards, including a James Beard Award, and her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Saveur, Food & Wine, and Gourmet, among others.

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