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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April 27, 2013

Heavenly Mushrooms ?

Unlike intelligence, passion for mushrooms is not evenly distributed on Earth. It is rather scattered here and there such as the dark spots on the hide of a...
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February 25, 2013

Detective story

 On a late July afternoon, two men showed up at the store. I greeted them, an improbable couple that could have passed for Jehovah’s witnesses, in their...
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February 3, 2013

Mushrooming throughout our history

In the history of North-Eastern of North America, mushrooms have been intriguingly absent. In general, Native Americans here seem to have had mixed feelings: a...
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November 10, 2012

Chaga: The Mushroom of Many Surprises

Chaga (Inonotus obliquus) is a polypore mushroom that is widespread throughout boreal forests, particularly those here in North Eastern North America. You...
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July 4, 2012

Do mushrooms need to be cooked? Do you have to wash them?

Yes and yes! Except for a few species, it is recommended to cook and wash any mushrooms you eat, especially if they are wild.  Cooking mushrooms, as well as...
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January 20, 2012

A Healthy Treat

In what seems now to be another life, my opinion of mushrooms was that of my family’s: spongy “vegetables” found on pizza toppings. The common belief was...
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September 26, 2011

Our Medicinal Mushrooms

Since ancient times mushrooms have been known for their healing properites. Ötzi, the prehistoric hunter killed by an arrow in the back five thousand years...
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September 25, 2011

Mushroom Flavors

Worldwide, the white button mushroom has come to typify what's called a mushroomy taste. Yet there is amazing diversity of flavour, texture, and aroma among...
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