Join us for a book talk with Frank Hyman, author of How to Forage for Mushrooms Without Dying: An Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Identifying 29 Wild, Edible Mushrooms. This in-person event will be free and open to the public. We recommend arriving early for the best seating.
About the Book: Frank Hyman’s book—How to Forage for Mushrooms Without Dying: An Absolute Beginner’s Guide—is the book he wished he’d had when he started foraging. It covers eighty-one species of mushrooms that are mostly edible, but also some medicinal and artisanal mushrooms, as well as a few sickeners and killers. It has sold over 40,000 copies in a little over one year, putting it in the top 5% of sales of all printed books. Sam Thayer—whose books on wild edible plants sell in the six-figure range—says simply, “The book is excellent.” Reviewers commend Frank’s sense of humor, plain language, safety rhymes, links to foragers’ recipes, essays about the foraging life, and great photos.
About the Author: In his twenties, Frank Hyman was a very successful college dropout. He decided to forgo a career and instead get paid for his hobbies. Foraging mushrooms is the ninth hobby that he’s ramped up into a profession. In the fall, he sells wild mushrooms to chefs. In the summer and winter, he teaches foraging classes. And at any time, he might be writing foraging columns for national magazines (the other eight avocations being—horticulture, carpentry, stone masonry, sculpture, design, politics, photography, and writing). Learn more about Frank at frankhyman.com and on Instagram at @mushroomswithoutdying.
To order How to Forage for Mushrooms Without Dying, please see below for the New Dominion Bookshop book order form or call the shop at 434-295-2552.
"With this beginner’s field guide in hand, even the most hesitant mushroom foragers can ramble through the woods, confidently gathering fungi that are assuredly safe to eat."
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