Chanterelle Dreams, Amanita Nightmares

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  • Paperback
  • 263 pages
  • Chanterelle Dreams, Amanita Nightmares
  • Greg Marley
  • English
  • 06 May 2017
  • 1603582142

About the Author: Greg Marley

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Chanterelle Dreams, Amanita Nightmares 2011 Winner, International Association of Culinary Professionals Jane Grigson Award2011 Finalist, International Association of Culinary Professionals in the Culinary History categoryThroughout history, people have had a complex and confusing relationship with mushrooms Are fungi food or medicine, beneficial decomposers or deadly toadstools ready to kill anyone foolhardy enough to eat them In fact, there is truth in all these statements In Chanterelle Dreams, Amanita Nightmares, author Greg Marley reveals some of the wonders and mysteries of mushrooms, and our conflicting human reactions to them.With tales from around the world, Marley, a seasoned mushroom expert, explains that some cultures are mycophilic mushroom loving , like those of Russia and Eastern Europe, while others are intensely mycophobic mushroom fearing , including, the US He shares stories from China, Japan, and Korea where mushrooms are interwoven into the fabric of daily life as food, medicine, fable, and folklore and from Slavic countries where whole families leave villages and cities during rainy periods of the late summer and fall and traipse into the forests for mushroom collecting excursions.From the famous Amanita phalloides aka the Death Cap , reputed killer of Emperor Claudius in the first century AD, to the beloved chanterelle cantharellus cibarius known by at least eighty nine different common names in almost twenty five languages, Chanterelle Dreams, Amanita Nightmares explores the ways that mushrooms have shaped societies all over the globe.This fascinating and fresh look at mushrooms their natural history, their uses and abuses, their pleasures and dangers is a splendid introduction to both fungi themselves and to our human fascination with them From useful descriptions of the most foolproof edible species to revealing stories about hallucinogenic or poisonous, yet often beautiful, fungi, Marley s long and passionate experience will inform and inspire readers with the stories of these dark and mysterious denizens of our forest floor. Read Chanterelle Dreams, Amanita Nightmares by Greg Marley – johndore.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “Chanterelle Dreams, Amanita Nightmares

  1. Owlseyes says:

    Been a warm day So warm butterflies could be seen fluttering, even a little snake I caught on camera What a winter., winter, really

  2. hellaD says:

    Fantastic book, I just wish I lived on the East coast Very amazing recipes in this book as well as great details on how to dry or freeze or otherwise store a large mushroom harvest This guy really knows how to eat a mushroom I really appreciate that he isn t shy to use healthy amounts of butter Some of the recipes are very traditional.It is also fantastic the amount of information he provides about mushrooms from the truffles to the bioluminescence of mushrooms to the psycadelic properties Fantastic book, I just wish I lived on the East coast Very amazing recipes in this book as well as great details on how to dry or freeze or otherwise store a large mushroom harvest This guy really knows how to eat a mushroom I really appreciate that he isn t shy to use healthy amounts of butter Some of the recipes are very traditional.It is also fantastic the amount of information he provides a...

  3. Timothy says:

    I gave this 4 stars even though it s not especially well written It is a great beginner s guide to the world of mushrooms, covering all of the areas in which I was interested He cites personal experience along with a decent amount of scientific literature, and ...

  4. Kelly says:

    I m still not convinced that deadwoodology is a word.

  5. Kiya says:

    What can I say I love mushrooms and this has great mushroom stories.

  6. J.S. says:

    If you re like me you probably grew up afraid of mushrooms and being told by grownups to wash your hands after you d touched an inky cap aka Shaggy Mane I was even apprehensive of the little brown things that came on pizzas But occasionally I d seethan just the usual mushrooms in the lawn pop up on a dead log or in a neglected corner of the yard, and there was always something oddly interesting about them Greg Marley knows how we feel, and has taken it upon himself to educate others If you re like me you probably grew up afraid of mushrooms and being told by grownups to wash your hands after you d touched an inky cap aka Shaggy Mane I was even apprehensive of the little brown things that came on pizzas But occasionally I d seethan just the usual mushrooms in the lawn pop up on a dead log or in a neglected corner of the yard, and there was always something oddly interesting about them Greg Marley knows how we feel, and has taken it upon himself to educate others and share his passion for fungi Marley explains that mushrooms are as embraced by Eastern cultures as they are feared by Western ones, but with some knowledge and understanding and a few good recipes hitherto hidden culinary experiences await I got this book expecting something of a fungi field guide but other than a...

  7. Max says:

    This book is a great introduction to lots of different topics regarding mushrooms fungi in general Marley does a good job making some of thetechnical mycological material in the book appealing to readers who may just be interested in learningabout their favorite mushrooms and how to find them Unfortunately, rather than committing to a book length exploration of the topic, Marley breaks it down into bite sized chunks, which effectively serve as standalone essays I suppose he t This book is a great introduction to lots of different topics regarding mushrooms fungi in general Marley does a good job making some of thetechnical mycological material in the book appealing to readers who may just be interested in learningabout their favorite mushrooms and how to find them Unfortunately, rather than committing to a book length exploration of the topic, Marley breaks it down into bite sized chunks, which effectively serve as standalone essays I suppose he thought most readers would want to flip around from chapter to chapter This means that anyone reading the book through as I did is bound to encounter some fairly repetitive material Curiously, the book also has the opposite problem at times, in that Marley is fond of using fairly technical terminology without providing any definition for it This is an odd contrast to the lengths he goes to in order to make much of the material accessible...

  8. David says:

    Currently at page 66 Good, easy to read educational book My only disappointment so far is the lack of photos Very hard to try and describe mushrooms without lots of photos but then this is not a full on identification guide but rather An enticing invitation into the fungal realm, accessible and a pleasure to read as reviewed by Katz on the back of the book The title tells a lot And now, a week later, tis read.An enjoyable read for what most people are likely to find is a very dry subjec Currently at page 66 Good, easy to read educational book My only disappointment so far is the lack of photos Very hard to tr...

  9. Elizabeth says:

    Very interesting Goes through a brief history of people using fungi for medicine, food, recreational and spiritual purposes Examines the most edible of fungi and the most poisonous Encourages us to be curious not scared of fungi For those who wish to forage for wild mushrooms he gives you guidelines mainly to take care to identify the mushrooms correctly, not to take chances If in doubt, throw it out and to take your time to get to know all types of fungi, not just the edible ones He als Very interesting Goes through a brief history of people using fungi for medicine, food, recreational and spiritual purposes Examines the most edible of fungi and the most poisonous Encourages us to be curious not scared of fungi For those who wish to forage for wild mushrooms he gives you guidelines mainly to take care to identify the mushrooms correctly, not to take chances If in doubt, throw it out and to take your time to get to know all type...

  10. Hester says:

    A well written survey of the kingdom of mushrooms Marley covers edible mushrooms, psychoactive mushrooms, bioluminescent mushrooms, cultivated mushrooms, and mushrooms as keystone species This is an overview of mushrooms, especially in the Northeast, rather than a field guide of edible mushrooms Marley repeatedly mentions how important it is to take a spore print before eating mushrooms, but he never describes how to take a spore print.He does, however, explain how bioluminescent fungi were u A well written survey of the kingdom of mushrooms Marley covers edible mushrooms, psychoactive mushrooms, bioluminescent mushrooms, cultivated mushrooms, and mushrooms as keystone species This is an overview of mushrooms, especially in the Northeast, rather than a field guide of edible mushrooms Marley repeatedly mentions how important it is...