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tech
tech

‘Smart Labels’ of the Future Can Tell Us When to Throw Out Food

No more smell test? Sounds good to us.
Nick Rose
8.23.17
Montreal
Montreal

How to Grow Oyster Mushrooms with Beer and Coffee Waste

We spoke to urban farmers building a fungal empire with beer and coffee waste.
Nick Rose
10.4.16
Foraging
Foraging

Making a Magic Mushroom Risotto from Foraged Fungi

Fly agaric is the archetypal red-and-white toadstool and a “legal” magic mushroom. It also goes great in a risotto.
Gareth May
1.29.16
truffles
truffles

Why It's Time to Start Taking Oregon Truffles More Seriously

The first thing you need to know about Oregon truffles is that they are nothing like their European counterparts.
Javier Cabral
1.24.16
Alaska
Alaska

Alaska Is Falling in Love with a Hideous Fungus

Meet chaga, a parasitic birch tree fungus long-esteemed in Siberian folk medicine for its purportedly curative properties. Lately, it's become the hottest new cup of tea in Alaska's cafes.
Matthew Zuras
2.25.15
Hong Kong
Hong Kong

This Zombie Caterpillar Fungus Is Hong Kong's Hottest Specialty Food

Hong Kong's favorite specialty food item—priced at thousands of dollars per pound—is a creepy, almost flavorless fungus that zombifies caterpillars and then grows out of their brains.
BRADY NG
12.11.14
MUSHROOMS
MUSHROOMS

Amsterdam Scientists Are Making Mushroom Meat Out of Shrimp

At a remote industrial site in Amsterdam-Noord, a team of researchers are working on a unique experiment: creating a sort of mushroom “cheese” out of with shrimp waste—stuff that is normally processed into animal feed or spread on fields.
Felicia Alberding
12.10.14
distilling
distilling

Kentucky's Whiskey Fungus Problem Is Out of Control

Residents of Shively, Kentucky used take the black soot that covered their homes and cars as a given, not realizing that it was a preventable fungus caused by the nearby whiskey distilleries.
Matt Colangelo
11.3.14
MUSHROOMS
MUSHROOMS

Mexico City's Markets Are Full of Corn Smut

The sooty, grey piles of <em>huitlacoche</em> in Mexico City's markets look like rotten teeth, but they're a delicious product of diseased corn, prized by fungus connoisseurs for their umami-rich flavor and now more profitable than the corn they...
Scarlett Lindeman
8.25.14
MUSHROOMS
MUSHROOMS

Three New Species of Mushrooms Were Found in a UK Grocery Store

Mycologists in the UK have discovered three new species of porcini mushrooms—not in the remote forests of Italy but in a grocery store outside London, which means that people have been eating them. Sorry, biodiversity.
Matthew Zuras
7.9.14