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Mushroom : a global history

Mushroom : a global history

Author: Cynthia D Bertelsen
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books, 2013.
Series: RB-Edible.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Known as the meat of the vegetable world, mushrooms have their ardent supporters as well as their fierce detractors. Hobbits go crazy over them, while Diderot thought they should be "sent back to the dung heap where they are born." In Mushroom, Cynthia D. Bertelsen examines the colorful history of these divisive edible fungi. As she reveals, their story is fraught with murder and accidental death, hunger and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bertelsen, Cynthia.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cynthia D Bertelsen
ISBN: 9781780232195 1780232195 9781306192200 130619220X 178023175X 9781780231754
OCLC Number: 864900571
Description: 1 online resource (169 pages) : illustrations (black and white, and colour)
Contents: Cover; Mushroom: A Global History; Imprint Page; Contents; Introduction: The Importance of Being Mushroom; 1. Anatomy of the Mushroom; 2. The Quiet Hunt: Mushroom Foraging; 3. Take Ye Faire Mushrooms: Cooking; 4. Preservation; 5. Nutrition, Medicine and Religion; 6. Cultivation; 7. A Mushrooming Future; How to Grow a Mushroom; Among the Mushrooms: The Major Players; Recipes; Select Bibliography; Websites and Associations; Acknowledgements; Photo Acknowledgements; Index.
Series Title: RB-Edible.
Responsibility: Cynthia Bertelsen.


Mushroom: A Global History examines the complex role of mushrooms in human history and food culture, explaining why some peoples revere mushrooms and others shun them.  Read more...


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