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Musings of a Mushroom Hunter: A Natural History of Foraging by Denis Benjamin

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  • Musings of a Mushroom Hunter: A Natural History of Foraging by Denis Benjamin
  • Musings of a Mushroom Hunter: A Natural History of Foraging by Denis Benjamin

Musings of a Mushroom Hunter: A Natural History of Foraging by Denis Benjamin

Denis Benjamin, author of the landmark book on the health effects of mushrooms ( Mushrooms: Poisons and Panaceas 1995, ISBN 0-7167-2649-1) has distilled three decades of mushroom hunting stories into this new book. From his discovery of the world of fungi, through the joys, disappointments and competition of foraging for wild food, to the many characters who participate in this activity, his engaging style and perceptive observations directly address all those who venture into the woods, or who collect and eat wild foods. This work reflects on the activity of foraging, and the people involved, rather than the traditional focus on mushroom identification. As the author succinctly said, It is for those who hunt for their stomach. The book appeals to all outdoor enthusiasts, locavores, wild food and mushroom gatherers, amateur mycologists, hikers and naturalists.