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Wild Mushrooms

Farm to Fork Across America: Chef Blaine Wetzel of Willows Inn on Lummi Island, WA

Julie Ann Fineman | Posted 12.20.2014 | Taste
Julie Ann Fineman

Virtually everything served at The Willows was to come from the island itself or the surrounding waters.

Cooking Off the Cuff: A Japanese Rice Bowl With a Beefy Bonus

Edward Schneider | Posted 08.07.2013 | Taste
Edward Schneider

This is actually about making a wonderful pot of rice, but bear with me while I describe how I got there -- via leftover steak.

Maitake: The Magnificent 'Dancing' Mushroom

Paul Stamets | Posted 05.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Paul Stamets

Feeding upon the dead roots of aging trees, maitake mushrooms emerge from dark grey mounds that form a few inches under the soil at that base of the tree. From the underside of their flaring leaf-like protrusions, white spores dust the ground below or are sent adrift into the wind.

Chaga, The Clinker Fungus: This Mushroom Looks Scary But Can Benefit Health

Paul Stamets | Posted 12.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Paul Stamets

While this strange-looking mushroom has been called a "tree cancer" since it will eventually kill its host tree, it has attracted interest for centuries in fighting human cancer and other diseases.

Wild Mushroom Bolognese

Karen Gibson | Posted 12.11.2012 | Taste
Karen Gibson

Bolognese -- or ragù, as I knew it growing up -- and I have a long history of discontent. My go-to method was clunky, incohesive, and lacking finesse -- barely a method at all.

White Truffle Infused Beef Stroganoff (Video)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 10.21.2012 | Home
Rebecca Gerendasy

If you're fortunate enough to have some white truffles on hand, here is heavenly way to use them. Chris Czarnecki, a 4th generation restaurateur and chef, demonstrates one of their signature dishes at The Joel Palmer House in Dayton, Oregon.

Mycology Today

Laura Silverman | Posted 12.25.2011 | Home
Laura Silverman

A couple of crisp nights, a new moon (or a full one) and it's fungal fever. Sadly, many people are too scared to forage, or too uncertain of what to do with their mushroom finds.

Gathering Mushrooms in the Wild:
Eating in the Wind

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.25.2011 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Tim Mountz of Happy Cat Farm Webster's Dictionary says that foraging is the act of wandering in search of food. That definition mak...

WATCH: Foraging For Morels

Daniel Klein | Posted 11.06.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

As a Minnesotan, Morels are prized. Having been defeated this year in my home state and Iowa, left with only 1 mushroom to share between many, Washin...

How Mushrooms Became As American As Apple Pie

Time | Posted 06.11.2011 | Home

Fungus that grows on rot might not, at first, seem the perfect image of our culinary ideals. And yet, if there is one food that can most perfectly sym...

How To Grow Shiitake Mushrooms At Home

Sustainablog | Ziggy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

If you don't have access to land teeming with wild mushrooms, or you are not interested in buying commercial mushrooms, you might consider adding mush...

Foraging For Wild Edibles

The Atlantic Food Channel | By Sarah Elton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The matsutake is just one of many hard-to-find products harvested from the Canadian wilderness and sold by Forbes Wild Foods. Founded by Jonathan Forb...