New podcast on wild food from Hank Shaw

Hank Shaw is well known to many of our readers as the honcho of Hunter•Angler•Gardener•Cook, a web site and Facebook page of surpassing excellence. Among many other topics, his site is chock-full of delicious mushroom recipes, … Continue reading

The last word on eating raw mushrooms

Over on the Mushroom Identification Forum on Facebook, there is a lengthy and vehement flame war going on today about the safety and desirability of eating raw mushrooms. It is astonishing to read … Continue reading

Recap of the 2014 Telluride Mushroom Festival

If you ever wanted to spend four or five days completely immersed in the Kingdom of Fungi, there’s no place on earth like the Telluride Mushroom Festival in Colorado, held at … Continue reading

Oyster Mushrooms in the White Mountains 7-19-2014

Last Saturday, July 19, I decided to head back to the White Mountains to see if another week of intermittent storms had made any difference since my empty-handed scouting foray … Continue reading

A Chinese mushroom adventure at the Illinois Mycological Society

Phallus indusiatus

The Illinois Mycological Society recently had a “Chinese Mushroom Banquet and Indoor Apothecary Foray” that was a sold-out success.  Such a success, in fact, that they’ll be doing it again this weekend. … Continue reading

Chanterelles and their lookalikes in Arizona

Golden chanterelles from the White Mountains, August 2013.

The True Chanterelle, Cantharellus spp. One of the favorite targets of Arizona mushroom collectors is the chanterelle, known for its delicious flavor and distinctive fruity fragrance. These can occur in large … Continue reading

Report from the 2013 Winter Potluck of the Arizona Mushroom Club

Last week, the Arizona Mushroom Club met in Phoenix for its traditional annual winter potluck supper. Turnout was good with over 35 people attending, including several new members and interested … Continue reading