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    DescriptionIn the dark corners of America's forests grow culinary treasures. Chefs pay top dollar to showcase these elusive and beguiling ingredients on their menus. Whether dressing up a filet mignon with smoky morels or shaving luxurious white truffles over pasta, the most elegant restaurants across the country now feature an abundance of wild mushrooms. The mushroom hunters, by contrast, are a rough lot. They live in the wilderness and move with the seasons. Motivated by Gold Rush desires, they haul improbable quantities of fungi from the woods for cash. Langdon Cook embeds himself in this shadowy subculture, reporting from both rural fringes and big-city eateries with the flair of a novelist, uncovering along the way what might be the last gasp of frontier-style capitalism. Meet Doug, an ex-logger and crabber ? now an itinerant mushroom picker trying to pay his bills and stay out of trouble; Jeremy, a former cook turned wild-food entrepreneur, crisscrossing the continent to build a business amid cutthroat competition; their friend Matt, an up-and-coming chef whose kitchen alchemy is turning heads; and the woman who inspires them all. Rich with the science and lore of edible fungi ? from seductive chanterelles to exotic porcini ? The Mushroom Hunters is equal parts gonzo travelogue and culinary history lesson, a rollicking, character-driven tour through a world that is by turns secretive, dangerous, and tragically American.


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    Title
    The Mushroom Hunters
    Subtitle
    On the Trail of an Underground America
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Langdon Cook, Performed by Kevin R Free
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 157 mm
    Height: 165 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781480569003
    ISBN 10: 1480569003
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCP
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.3
    B&T General Subject: 560
    BIC subject category V2: WNP
    DC21: 579.6
    BIC subject category V2: WBH
    DC22: 579.6
    BISAC V2.8: NAT022000
    BIC subject category V2: JFCV
    Ingram Subject Code: JN
    Libri: I-JN
    BISAC V2.8: SOC055000, CKB059000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 54270
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: QK617 .C685 2013B
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Brilliance Corporation
    Imprint name
    Brilliance Corporation
    Publication date
    26 November 2013