Mycophilia: Revelations from the Weird World of Mushrooms

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Rodale, Oct 25, 2011 - Nature - 368 pages
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In Mycophilia, accomplished food writer and cookbook author Eugenia Bone examines the role of fungi as exotic delicacy, curative, poison, and hallucinogen, and ultimately discovers that a greater understanding of fungi is key to facing many challenges of the 21st century.

Engrossing, surprising, and packed with up-to-date science and cultural exploration, Mycophilia is part narrative and part primer for foodies, science buffs, environmental advocates, and anyone interested in learning a lot about one of the least understood and most curious organisms in nature.

 

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User Review  - Tod_Christianson - LibraryThing

Thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is written by a journalist who became infatuated with mushrooms. The book is well paced, well researched and lively. The author does not skimp on technical detail but ... Read full review

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User Review  - RandyStafford - LibraryThing

I don’t know how she is as a food writer, but, as a popular science writer, Eugenia Bone is pretty good. To be honest, I had a little trepidation that this book would be filled with rhapsodies on the ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter
5
IntroduCtIon xi
22
ConFerenCes and ColleCtors
38
MutualIsts deCoMposers and parasItes
64
Hunters GatHerers and tHIeves
94
tHe exotICs
126
truFFles
140
all about buttons
164
tHe new superFood
183
FunGI tHat Make you well
205
sHrooMs
236
MyCoteCHnoloGIes
265
tHe superorGanIsM
283
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Eugenia Bone is an author and a food writer who has been featured in numerous national publications. She lives in Colorado and New York City.

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