Lifelong mushroom educator and expert Daniel Winkler will offer a book signing and presentation at 7 p.m. Feb. 17 at Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside, Portland.
With details for harvesting everything from the ever-popular golden chanterelles to the red-cracked bolete, Fruits of the Forest will appeal to both the novice and the avid mushroom hunter. Winkler presents more than 200 edible wild mushrooms that flourish across our region, from Northern California to British Columbia. Comprehensive yet accessible and full of personality, Winkler’s full-color field guide features habitat and seasonality, how to store and prep different varieties, tips for differentiating look-alike species, and much more. Not only does Winkler have vast experience finding, identifying, and collecting mushrooms, he has also spent decades preparing various species in all sorts of meals. He presents a few dozen recipes, ranging from chanterelles in cream sauce to bolete quiche, breaded saffron milkcaps to candy cap butter cookies. Winkler shares notes on mushroom culture around the world, tips on foraging, ideas for preserving mushrooms, and suggestions for medicinal teas and extracts.