A Beginners Guide to Foraging for Wild Mushrooms

A beginner's guide to foraging for wild mushrooms and the world of fungi, including gilled, boletes, corals, cup fungi, polypores, puffballs and earthstars, stinkhorns, and tooth fungi.

Bruce Coleman , Inc.
The cep, or king bolete (boletus edulis), is one of the most prized edible mushrooms. There are bitter-tasting and dangerous lookalikes, though. It's best to learn your foraging skills with the help of several field guides and a local expert.
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