Cooking Mushrooms: Get Started with a Fine New Cookbook


Truth be told, mushroom fans have published a lot of cookbooks over the years. One of the best ones was Jane Grigson’s The Mushroom Feast, which appeared in the dark ages of 1975. Happily reprinted in 2008, by Grub Street (see below), Grigson’s book is quite remarkable in its scope. The exquisite line drawings make the book doubly intriguing. Do give it a go if you can.

Bibliography of mushroom cookbooks, some old, others new:

Brodeur, Mimi. Mushroom Cookbook: Recipes for White and Exotic Varieties. Mechanisburg, PA: Stackpole, 2005.

Carluccio,  Antonio. The Complete Mushroom Book: The Quiet Hunt. New York : Rizzoli, 2003.

Czarnecki, Jack. Portobello Cookbook. New York : Artisan, 1997.

_______. A Cook’s Book of Mushrooms: With 100 Recipes for Common and Uncommon Varieties. New York : Artisan, 1995.

Emanuelli, Philippe.  A Cook’s Initiation into the Gorgeous World of Mushrooms. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle, 2013.

Farges, Amy. The Mushroom Lover’s Mushroom Cookbook and Primer.  New York: Workman, 2000.

Grigson, Jane. The Mushroom Feast: A Celebration of All Edible Fungi, Cultivated, Wild and Dried, with Recipes. London : Grub Street Cookery, 2008 (reprint of 1979 edition).

Sudell, Helen. Mushrooms: A Book of Recipes. London : Lorenz Books, forthcoming 2014.

Recipe with canned mushrooms

Photo credit: C. Bertelsen

© 2014 C. Bertelsen

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