The Mushroom Feast (Cookery Library)

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9780140467932: The Mushroom Feast (Cookery Library)

Truffles. . .shiitakes. . .morels -- mushrooms conjure visions of one of the most intriguing and subtle of all comestibles. The average cook can be mystified by how best to prepare these gastronomic treats, while epicures hunger for new ways to expand their repertoires.Jane Grigson presents more than 250 mushroom recipes -- from simple to highly sophisticated -- for soups, sauces, stuffings, main courses, and more that will satisfy the curiousity and appetites of mushroom dabblers and diehards alike. Included are helpful tips for selecting and preserving the best edible mushrooms (both wild and cultivated), the folklore behind the recipes, a brief history of mushroom cultivation, guides to distinguish edible from poisonous fungi for those who venture to pick their own, and charming line drawings of the 21 most common species.While poet W.H. Auden immortalized 'dear Jane Grigson' in "The Entertainment of the Senses," Grigson, an artist in her trade, is best known for her own wonderful books on food. "The Mushroom Feast" is an indispensable classic for all those who love mushrooms as much as this rare find: a fine, timeless, literary cookbook.

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'When all's said and written, there's nothing better than field mushrooms that you have gathered yourself, on toast, for breakfast.' Jane Grigson, The Mushroom Feast The Mushroom Feast is an indispensable classic for all those who love mushrooms. It is a fine, timeless, literary cookbook. Truffles...ceps...morels, they all conjure visions of one of the most intriguing and subtle of all gastronomic treats. With more than 250 recipes, Jane Grigson describes the preparation of the best fresh and preserved mushrooms. Included are helpful tips for selecting and preserving the best edible mushrooms (both wild and cultivated), the folklore behind the recipes, a brief history of mushroom cultivation, guides to distinguish edible from poisonous fungi for those who venture to pick their own, and line drawings of the twenty-one most common species. Jane Grigson was one of the leading cookery writers of her generation. In 1968 she began her long association with the Observer Colour Magazine for whom she wrote right up to her death in March 1990.

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The Mushroom Feast is an indispensable classic.
Helen Peacocke
-- The Oxford Times, 30 November 2007

With Jane Grigson, it was always about the writing and her sheer vigour. She's a scholar to a degree and really understands the history of food. She goes into the history of mushrooms and there are wonderful line drawings. She also tells you how not to kill yourself with them, which is pretty important! There is a wonderful mushroom soup recipe which you thicken with bread like they did in Tudor times. It's great and you really can't taste the bread. --AGA Magazine

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Grigson, Jane
Published by Penguin Books Ltd (1987)
ISBN 10: 0140467939 ISBN 13: 9780140467932
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