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Can Mushrooms Help the Immune System Fight Cancer?

Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald | Posted 01.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald

When many of us think of mushrooms, we may think of culinary delights such as Portobello and Shiitake, or we may think of those "magic mushrooms." But the implication of mushrooms is absolutely profound. They have the potential to dramatically improve our health and the health of the planet.

Tropical Storm Leads To Unprecedented Culinary Bounty

AP | DAVID SHARP | Posted 12.19.2011 | Food

PORTLAND, Maine — The tropical storms that drenched the Northeast this year left an unexpected bounty: Thousands of mushrooms have sprung up on ...

Meatless Monday: Alice In Expoland

Ellen Kanner | Posted 12.03.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

For one fab weekend, the spacious but contained world of the Baltimore Convention Center became a Wonderland of all things organic, where I never had to apologize for being vegan or explain what it means. Coming from meatcentric Miami, I've got to tell you, it was nice.

Your Yard Might Be Home to the "Vomiter" Mushroom

Jason Salzman | Posted 10.26.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

It's mushroom season in Denver again. This year, one large mushroom, with off-white little scales on top and greenish "gills" under the cap, is plentiful, despite the record heat. It's called the "Vomiter" because, if you eat it...

The Most Interesting State Foods

The Daily Meal | Posted 09.07.2011 | Food
The Daily Meal

When thinking about what makes America unique, it's fun to take a moment and consider the foods that have come to define this glorious nation. And w...

Are Small Family Farms As Important As Eating Locally?

Daniel Klein | Posted 08.02.2011 | Food
Daniel Klein

Earlier this week I posted my latest video about the organic mushroom farmers from Sweden Creek. Carol Ann, one of the co-owners of the farm had som...

Is Too Much 'Local' Harmful?

Daniel Klein | Posted 07.31.2011 | Food
Daniel Klein

I found Curly and Carole Anne the same way I find a lot of the stories for The Perennial Plate, searching the internet. When I stumbled upon banjo p...

15 Drinks, Salads, Nibbles & Cake For Graduation Celebrations

Food52 | Posted 07.17.2011 | Food

High school and college graduations are fast approaching and local restaurants will be swarmed with well-meaning relatives. Avoid the graduation wee...

WATCH: Bill Maher's New Rule For Drugs

Posted 07.12.2011 | Comedy

When you find a $20 bill in the pocket of a coat you haven't worn in years, you're delighted. Not so when it's a bottle of pills. But that's about to ...

How Mushrooms Became As American As Apple Pie

Time | Posted 06.11.2011 | Food

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 Find Morel Mushrooms & Cook Them

Daniel Klein | Posted 05.31.2011 | Food
Daniel Klein

It's that time of the year. There have been too many root vegetables eaten, and too many hours spent indoors, or bundled up outside to the point of n...

A Case For The Unfashionable Full English Breakfast

Elizabeth Gunnison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Elizabeth Gunnison


Out Of The Closet: How To Clean, Prepare & Cook Small Game Birds

Daniel Brooks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Daniel Brooks

I was the first to arrive back to work after the afternoon siesta. Suddenly, a man wearing bright orange pants with a burlap sack slung over his shoul...

Winter Mushroom Foraging

Daniel Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Daniel Klein

Hunting season is over, there is nothing green for miles, and squash doesn't look nearly as good as it did three months ago. But there's always an obscure mushroom laying dormant out in the woods.

Police: Man Claimed To Be God, Was Unaffected By Two Taser Shocks

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A Colorado Springs resident believed to be on hallucinogens claimed divine status as he attacked police officers early Thursday morning. According ...

Fun With Fungi: DIY Mushroom Kits Catch On

Wall Street Journal | ANNE MARIE CHAKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

Locavore eating is moving indoors with mushroom-cultivation kits, a niche product whose sales are multiplying (not to say mushrooming), as foodies see...

Were Mushrooms Responsible For Henry Jumping Death?

Brooklyn Heights Blog | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

We're looking into these reader reports of a death on Henry Street last night. One reader writes: just came home @ clark & henry to discover cop...

Reindeer Get High On Magic Mushrooms, Says Scientist

Carly Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Turns out the myth of flying reindeer might not be that far from the truth: According to a piece in Pharmaceutical Journal by scientist Andrew Haynes,...

Meatless Monday: Local, Sustainable and Other Labels

Ellen Kanner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

If you want food that's truly local -- produced within your own time zone, say -- as well as the whole shebang of eco-foodie buzzwords -- natural, organic, sustainable, not to mention luscious and meatless -- think mushrooms.

Why White Truffles Are $2,000 A Pound

Josh Ozersky at | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

Two thousand dollars a pound seems like a lot to pay for a mushroom. It really does. Yes, October marks the start of white-truffle season, the time of...

PHOTOS: Rabbit, Ostrich Eggs, Morels, And Other Wild Foods Found At Farmers Markets

Huffington Post | Alden Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Fall is upon us, and with it a fresh batch of delicious goodies from the farmers market. While you can get almost all the staples with which to fill y...

Mushroom Hunter 'Massacre' Claims 18 Lives In Italy

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A bountiful Italian mushroom season has turned deadly, claiming the lives of at least 18 people in recent weeks. According to Italy's La Repubblica ...

Could Oyster Mushrooms Help Clean the Gulf?

Leslie Hatfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Leslie Hatfield

Mushrooms were proven back in the late 1990s to be a useful tool in cleaning toxic soil, even soil contaminated by diesel.

An Environmentalist's View of Alice in Wonderland

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

In Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, those depicted as being fully themselves tend to convene or live outside, amid the vividly rendered trees, mushrooms, and wild things.

My Morel Hunt

Rebecca Kosick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Rebecca Kosick

Last weekend, my guide and I ventured onto someone's forested upper Midwestern property in search of morels. Those earthy, early-spring fungi so special that they sell for upwards of $40/lb.