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The Resource The mushroom hunters : on the trail of an underground America, Langdon Cook

The mushroom hunters : on the trail of an underground America, Langdon Cook

Label
The mushroom hunters : on the trail of an underground America
Title
The mushroom hunters
Title remainder
on the trail of an underground America
Statement of responsibility
Langdon Cook
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cook, Langdon
Dewey number
579.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
QK617
LC item number
.C685 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mushrooms
  • Edible fungi
  • Forage plants
Label
The mushroom hunters : on the trail of an underground America, Langdon Cook
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-296)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Outlaws in Lobster Park -- Among the recreationals -- The circuit picker -- Kings for a day -- The buyer -- New frontier -- Autumn aroma -- Winging it all the way -- The discreet charm of the Golden Chanterelle -- Ingredients as art -- Sex, love, and truffles -- Winter pick -- Into the fire -- A death in the family
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 296 pages
Isbn
9780345536259
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013011039
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn847245925
  • (OCoLC)847245925
Label
The mushroom hunters : on the trail of an underground America, Langdon Cook
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-296)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Outlaws in Lobster Park -- Among the recreationals -- The circuit picker -- Kings for a day -- The buyer -- New frontier -- Autumn aroma -- Winging it all the way -- The discreet charm of the Golden Chanterelle -- Ingredients as art -- Sex, love, and truffles -- Winter pick -- Into the fire -- A death in the family
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 296 pages
Isbn
9780345536259
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013011039
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn847245925
  • (OCoLC)847245925

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