This hybrid armchair forest guide & cookbook is filled with details about a baker’s dozen of easily identified—and some of the most delicious—wild mushrooms. A winner of a 2019 Midwest Book Award, a finalist for a 2019 Best Cookbook Food Photography & Styling award from the International Association of Culinary Professionals, as well as a finalist for a 2019 Gourmand International Cookbook award.
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“Untamed Mushrooms makes me want to head right to the Midwest—what treasures the authors have unearthed! Glorious photographs, evocative prose, and inventive recipes celebrate not only nature’s bounty but the multicultural communities of our heartland. Here are natural history and storytelling at their best.”
Darra Goldstein, founding editor, Gastronomica, and author of Fire and Ice: Classic Nordic Cooking
“At last, midwestern mushrooms are getting the attention they deserve. The practical guidance in this beautiful book is right on time, and comes from one of our region’s most devoted foragers and lovers of good food. Lots of people send me questions about wild mushrooms, but when I get a question that stumps me, I ask Mike Karns.”
Alan Bergo, Forager|Chef
“Looking to convince a hesitant, slightly-too-normal friend or relative to go mushroom hunting with you? Untamed Mushrooms is the ticket: great photos, superb recipes, a selection of common and easily identified but excellent edible species, and all of this peppered with fun stories that leave the new mushroom hunter with realistic expectations for outdoor excitement.”
Samuel Thayer, author of Incredible Wild Edibles and The Forager’s Harvest: A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Edible Wild Plants
“Untamed Mushrooms is a love letter to the woodlands and seasons of the Midwest and its food traditions, old and new. This book offers an elegant answer to the familiar foraging question: ‘What is this and can I eat it?’ by presenting a meticulous account of a baker’s dozen of the most desirable and easy to identify edible mushrooms. Hunting mushrooms is profoundly seasonal, and so are the lovingly collected and exquisitely photographed recipes in this book.”
Kathy Yerich, vice president, Minnesota Mycological Society and North American Mycological Association, and coauthor of Mushrooms of the Upper Midwest