By Amelia Buckley August 14th marked the first day of the sold-out 39th annual Telluride Mushroom Festival in Aspen, Colorado, which sold more tickets this year than ever. Mushrooms gained a reputation in the 1970s as a vehicle for psychedelic exploration, but these fungi … [Read more...] about An Ode to the Marvelous Mushroom
Lying on a bed in London’s Hammersmith hospital ingesting capsules of psilocybin, the active ingredient of magic mushrooms, Michael had little idea what would happen next. The 56-year-old part-time website developer from County Durham in northern England had battled depression … [Read more...] about Could magic mushrooms be the answer to depression?
After all this talk about mushrooms this week, you might be tempted to go out and pick some mushrooms yourself. That’s not a bad idea, but before you go, you need to learn how to properly identify an edible mushroom from a poisonous one. While the odds of you picking an edible … [Read more...] about Mushroom picking: How to identify an edible wild mushroom from a poisonous one
For some people, the hardest part about adopting a vegetarian or vegan diet is that they miss out on the savory taste and texture of meat. That’s where mushrooms come in. The wonderful thing about mushrooms is that their hearty bite and texture make them perfect meat … [Read more...] about Miss the texture of meat? These mushroom recipes will help beat your cravings
Eben Bayer is the co-founder and CEO of Ecovative Design, a leader in the production of myco-materials, materials made from the root-like systems of fungi. According to Bayer, the food sector is the next great market for mushroom-based products. From the “impossible burger” to … [Read more...] about Eben Bayer on mushrooms and the future of food