At the recent Fungus Fair in Santa Cruz, celebrated author David Arora announced he is in the process of revising Mushrooms Dymystified, known to mycologists and other fungi enthusiasts as the definitive text for mushroom identification.
Presenting at the fair, Arora mentioned offhand his progress with the new edition. He said his aim was to make the edition the most accessible yet. Referencing the personal stories he shared of fellow foragers, he wants the language updated to reflect mushroom culture. Mushroom edibility would no longer use archaic terms like “choice” but his own colorful vernacular.