50 Books by 50 Women: Liv Sisson

~BOOK BLURB~, Nature & Biology, Non Fiction, 50 Books by 50 Women, Ockham NZ Book Awards, Quick Read
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Liv Sisson

Mar 01   ●  2 min read   ●  Penguin Books NZ

Fungi of Aotearoa A Curious Forager’s Field Guide
By Liv Sisson ~

“Of course, fungi foraging is not a new practice. Māori culinary tradition includes fungi as food (and medicine) alongside the other bounties the native bush offers. Over a dozen fungi species have been recorded as being used in Aotearoa as food resources.”

The complete introduction to finding, identifying and using mushrooms and other fungi in New Zealand

Enter and explore the fascinating world of fungi.

In this practical and up-to-date guide, forager and fungus enthusiast Liv Sisson shares her top tips and takes the reader on a journey to discover the unique and diverse fungi Aotearoa has to offer.

Discover how to identify the best edible varieties, and how to cook with them, how these incredible organisms have shaped the world as we know it, and the role they are playing in modern medical and environmental research.

Featuring stunning full-colour photographs, fun facts and current descriptions of over 130 species (including our brilliant blue national fungus, werewere kokako), Fungi of Aotearoa is packed full of information and advice that will delight armchair enthusiasts, backcountry explorers and budding experts alike.