All That the Rain Promises and More: A Hip Pocket Guide to Western Mushrooms by David AroraAll That the Rain Promises, and More is a great guide for Mushroom hunters in the western half of the US and is both informative and hilarious. Each mushroom picture is accompanied by a description and a list of key features (including edibility). There are sidebar topics including recipes and a peoples tales of epic mushroom hunts. The pictures of mushroom hunters are fairly funny. It seems like each one features a big beard, big hair, or both.
The humor is a big selling point for me. I laughed at descriptions of several mushrooms and smiled wide when one of the mushrooms was described as probably edible.
My gripes are fairly minor. Some of the pictures could be clearer considering how much some poison mushrooms look like a more benign or edible variety. The books western focus is a little vexing but thats not really the books fault.
All That the Rain Promises and More
An illustrated guide to identifying Western mushrooms - whether edible, poisonous, or medicinal - by their key features. This colorful and personable guide by renowned mushroom expert David Aurora is the perfect size for taking into the field. Each mushroom is attended by a concise guide to key visual features, location of growth, edibility, and flavor profile. David Arora is an American naturalist, writer, and a biologist who specializes in the study of fungi. The author of two popular books on the identification of wild fungi— Mushrooms Demystified and All That the Rain Promises and More —Arora has also written about conservation issues relating to recreational and commercial mushroom cultivation. Sign up for our quarterly newsletter to learn about our mushroom recipes, community events, monthly mini-farm giveaway and more! Search Products See more "Close Cart".
A Hip Pocket Guide to Western Mushrooms