• Julie Peterson

The Mighty Mushroom

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It’s Time to Fall in Love with Fungi

Autumn is a great time to forage for mushrooms.   ©Wolfy/Pixabay
Autumn is a great time to forage for mushrooms. ©Wolfy/Pixabay

Neither vegetable nor animal, fungi are in a class of their own, and their global popularity just won’t stop sprouting.


The world over, scientists, chefs, and foragers have found the fun in fungus and are seeking out wild varieties or learning to cultivate them for their benefits as food, supplements, and income. Foraging clubs, guides, and rules can get a novice started.


What exactly are mushrooms? The thousands of species in the fungal kingdom feed on other plants and start out as a network of fine filaments that cling toge