February 4, 2015

Can Mushrooms decontaminate soils ?

Fungi, bacteria and plants break down their surrounding material; they absorb what is edible and neutralize what is harmful. Bioremediation is the planned...
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December 29, 2014

Fermentation DIY

The world of mushrooms is not limited to those that are easily seen with the naked eye – it includes countless microscopic organisms which work together with...
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December 3, 2014

Fungi discovered agriculture

More than 400 million years ago, fungi discovered agriculture : they began cultivating algeae and cyanobacteriae to meet their needs in carbohydrates and...
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November 23, 2014

Kombucha

Known in China for over 2000 years, Kombucha has gained worldwide popularity in recent years. A fermented drink, it is often said to have medicinal properties...
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September 30, 2014

The Book of mycophagous to Montreal

You love wild mushrooms. You do not have time to forage them yourself and sometimes no time to cook. Discover a few good restaurants in Montréal where wild...
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September 26, 2014

Wilderness Survival Guide

Two summers ago “Chagagab” decided that after turning 15 he would attempt a wilderness survival experience. It has been three years now that this young...
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March 23, 2014

Global Warming and northern mushrooms

The continued impact of global warming on future distribution of species is a subject of great concern. A recently published study, Changements climatiques et...
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December 11, 2013

The amazing Mushroom Effect

You must have heard about the butterfly effect: according to a certain Chaos Theory, the beat of a butterfly’s wings in the tropics can cause a storm in the...
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November 18, 2013

Keep flies away from your dried mushrooms

Most mushrooms lend themselves wonderfully to dehydration: their savour is thus concentrated without losing their nutritive value.  Away from humidity, they...
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July 19, 2013

Chez Marcon - Mushroom Cooking Workshop

Located 100km south of Lyon, the hamlet of St-Bonnet-le-Froid is perched up high in the mountains, at an altitude of 1200m and is surrounded by Douglas fir...
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