Growing Gourmet & Medicinal Mushrooms
By Paul Stamets
After years of living in awe of the mysterious fungi known as mushrooms – chefs, health enthusiasts, and home cooks alike can’t get enough of these rich, delicate morsels. Growing Gourmet & Medicinal Mushrooms includes updated production techniques for home and commercial cultivation, detailed growth parameters for 31 mushroom species, a trouble-shooting guide, and handy gardening tips, this revised and updated handbook will make your mycological landscapes the envy of the neighborhood.
Expanded to 574 pages and more than 500 photographs and diagrams, this fully updated edition of the internationally acclaimed mushroom grower’s guide adds 6 more mushroom species to the 25 species already described. Advanced cultivation techniques for Agaricus braziliensis, Pleurotus tuberregium, Sparassis crispa, Trametes versicolor, Tremella fuciformis and Agaricus brunnescens (“Portobello”) mushrooms have been added to the Third Edition. This book covers in detail state-of-the-art commercial cultivation techniques, liquid culture inoculation methods, mycological landscaping, growing room and lab designs, troubleshooting and more. Commonly referred to as “The New Testament” by amateur and professional mycologists alike. The best book on mushroom cultivation just keeps getting better!
Paul Stamets (born July 17, 1955) is an American mycologist, author and advocate of bioremediation and medicinal fungi.