Household Books Published in Britain: all volumes

British edible fungi

By COOKE, Mordecai Cubitt

subjects: mushrooms, cooking with,

  • 1. British edible fungi | how to distinguish and how | to cook them | with coloured figures of upwards of | forty species | by | M. C. Cooke, M.A., LL.D., A.L.S. | author of "Handbook of British Fungi;" "Illustrations of | British Fungi;" "Fungi, Their Nature, Uses," etc.
    London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Tru4bner and Co Ltd; 1891
    19.0 x 12.5 cm   Pp [1-5] 6 [7] 8, [i-ii] explanation of plates, [9] 10-237   Maroon cloth
    GB:   *LB   LWel   LoEN   OB  
    US:   NRU   PU   PPWa   PPD   PP   ICJ   WU   RPB   IU   CU   NIC   NNBG   MWelC   PPF   MH  

    The author says in the preface that the book "was intended in furtherance of "fungus eating."' He then discusses in the first chapter what people, where and when have eaten fungi. Separate chapters for each fungus or group of fungi follow in which he tells how to recognise the particular type of fungus, where and with whom it is popular, and how to cook it. The colour plates are particularly striking.