3 Mushrooms Not to Discuss With People That Have Mycophobia

Editor’s Note: I think wild mushrooms are the bees knees, but shortly after I started hunting chanterelles I discovered mycophobia, a strange condition that causes people to react to fungi with an array of negative emotions, from terror and panic to Read More

彩63彩票手机官网Amanita Muscaria and the Koryak – Mushrooms in Siberia

Editor’s Note: Amanita muscaria, AKA the fly agaric mushroom, has made a couple of appearances on this blog to date, in large part because it’s one of the most recognizable mushrooms in the world and has a loyal following among mushroom Read More

Asian Mushrooms – More Mushroom History!

Editor’s Note: This is the 6th post in a series about the history of mycophilia (a condition characterized by an extremely loving and covetous relationship with mushrooms), where I will at last turn my attention to Asian mushrooms. I have Read More

Mushrooms Are Sexy Part II – Fungi Are Everywhere!

Editor’s Note: This is the second in a two-part series about the history of mycology and the basics of fungal reproduction. If you’re interested in learning more about how sexy mushrooms can be, take a look at the last post. Read More

Quetzalcoatl and His Mushrooms – Mushrooms in Mesoamerica

Editor’s Note: As promised, here is an article that explores mushroom use in classical Mesoamerican cultures; it is not exhaustive, because it largely revolves around how the Aztecs used mushrooms in religious practice and for divination. This article will focus a Read More

Mycophiles – A Worldwide Confederacy of Awesome

Editor’s Note: This post is the latest article in an ongoing series I am writing about the history of mycophiles (mushroom-lovers) around the globe. Although not as targeted as my past posts on the Red Lady of el Miron, the Read More

Mushrooms In History – the Greeks and Egyptians

Editor’s Note: Last week, I published an article on this blog about how the Romans enjoyed eating wild-foraged mushrooms and may have used them in political murders. You see, I have a penchant for classical history and spent a lot of Read More

Romans and Mushrooms – A Roman-tic Comedy

Editor’s Note: Way back in college, I was half persuaded, half coerced by my classics-loving friends into taking a challenging history course called Fall of the Roman Republic. There were 7 of us all told in the class, and we decided it Read More