Another book review? Yes, I just can’t help myself it seems! When I see these interesting books become available for review- I just have to check them out! One interesting thing that I noticed last week was how many books I own are from Ten Speed Press! They seem to publish a lot of books that are interesting to me! Bruce Aidell’s Complete Sausage Book was the book that inspired me to start making sausage years ago! Recently, I reviewed The Elements of Pizza by Ken Forkish. This book really changed the way I view and make pizza! Olympia Provisions by Elias Castro… another gem. At this point, I probably own a dozen titles from Ten Speed Press and I am sure that I will add to that number soon!
Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast
As the subtitle states, this has to be the most comprehensive guide to the fungi of Coastal Nothern California I have ever read! At nearly 600 pages, this book chronicles literally hundreds of well known to obscure fungi with top notch photography, individual species descriptions, ecology and edibility (from “unknown” edible, toxic, hallucinogenic to downright deadly!) Each variety also has additional comments with important information on identification, collection etc.
This is an indispensable reference book for casual to veteran mushroom hunters alike, and is well worth the purchase price… especially if you are foraging for a gourmet meal! The book weighs over 3.5 lbs, so I probably wouldn’t carry it into the field.
FTC disclaimer: The opinions that I have stated in my review are entirely my own, and were not influenced by any third party. I received this book from Blogging For Books in exchange for an honest review.