The Perfect Book for National Mushroom Day!

It’s National Mushroom Day today!

And even when it’s not their special day, mushrooms pop up in the news over and over again.

To read more about mushrooms and their history in human culture, and in the kitchen, take a look at my book, Mushroom: A Global History:


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 of Mushrooms

7. A Mushrooming Future

How to Grow a Mushroom

Among the Mushrooms: The Major Players


Select Bibliography

Websites and Associations


Photo Acknowledgements


Photo credit: C. Bertelsen