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    Description"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. Yet amateur cooks can be mystified by how best to prepare them, while epicures hunger for new ways to expand their repertoires. With more than 250 recipes, Jane Grigson describes the preparation of the best fresh and preserved mushrooms. Besides the traditional use of mushrooms to enhance meat and vegetable dishes, edible fungi are made into pate, powdered, pureed into mushroom ketchup, baked into a flan (an Alice B. Toklas specialty), baked as a cake and used in many other dishes - from the simple to the highly sophisticated - for soups, sauces, stuffings, main courses, too intriguing to resist. 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 twenty-one most common species.


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    Title
    The Mushroom Feast
    Subtitle
    A Celebration of All Edible Fungi Cultivated, Wild and Dried, with Recipes
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jane Grigson
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 348
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 558 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781904943891
    ISBN 10: 1904943896
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: FOO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T16.0
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 240
    Ingram Subject Code: CW
    Libri: I-CW
    BIC subject category V2: WBT
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14550
    LC classification: TX
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: CKB105000, CKB085000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 641.658
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    Illustrations note
    line drawings
    Publisher
    GRUB STREET
    Imprint name
    GRUB STREET
    Publication date
    19 February 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Jane Grigson was one of the leading cookery writers of her generation. She was brought up in the north-east of England and took an English degree at Cambridge in 1949. She then worked in art galleries and publishers' offices and then as a translator. Her first cookery book, CHARCUTERIE AND FRENCH PORK COOKERY was the result of her time spent in France. GOOD THINGS, FOOD WITH THE FAMOUS, FISH COOKERY and THE MUSHROOM FEAST followed. In 1968 she began her long association with the Observer Colour Magazine for whom she wrote right up to her death in March 1990.
    Review quote
    "'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"
    Back cover copy
    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 curiosity 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 twenty-one most common species. While poet W. H. Auden immortalized "dear Jane Grigson" in The Entertainment of the Senses, Grigson, an artiest 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. (6 X 9, 352 pages, illustrations)