The Lost Mushrooms of Oceania

Monday, June 02, 2014

Steve Axford’s photographs seem to come from a slightly enchanted place. It’s a place where the pale brown lumps I think of as "mushrooms" have been transformed into a host of strange new creatures—some shimmering, some translucent, some hairy, some hideous, but all magic.

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Selected Shorts

A "Noir" Mushroom Tale

Friday, May 09, 2014

This reading by Sarah Steele of Nelly Reifler’s story “Supreme Cloud Ear” is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “Out of the Kitchen with Lucky Peach hosted by Hope Davis.


Last Chance Foods

Last Chance Foods: Mastering Maitake Mushrooms

Friday, November 08, 2013

Cookbook author Marie Viljoen debunks common mushroom myths and talks about the allure of maitake mushrooms, also known as hen of the woods. 


Last Chance Foods

Recipe: Wild Mushroom Pizza

Friday, November 08, 2013

The author of 66 Square Feet, Marie Viljoen shares her recipe for wild mushroom pizza, which she has adapted to feature maitake, or hen of the woods, mushrooms.


Last Chance Foods

Amy Edding's Food for Thought: A Maitake Sampler

Thursday, November 07, 2013


Author Marie Viljoen shares a tasting menu of maitake mushrooms, also known as hen of the woods, prepared three ways.


The Leonard Lopate Show

Please Explain: Mushrooms and Fungi

Friday, April 26, 2013

Eugenia Bone, author of Mycophilia: Revelations of the Weird World of Mushrooms, talks about the world of mushrooms and other fungi. She’ll cover how to forage for mushrooms, how to identify the good and the poisonous, how fungi grow, and how to eat them.

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Monday, December 17, 2012

Can one blissful moment change your life? Producer Andy Mills introduces us to Reverend Mike Young, a man who can pinpoint a pivotal handful of minutes in the 1960s that he claims did just that. As a college student, he was part of a study in which ...

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Monday, December 17, 2012

Stories of striving, grasping, tripping, and falling for happiness, perfection, and Bliss.

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Last Chance Foods

Last Chance Foods: The Weird World of Mushrooms

Friday, October 28, 2011

Journalist Eugenia Bone explains why you shouldn't eat raw mushrooms and why most truffle oil is fake. Also, try her recipe for porchini salt and porchini butter.

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The Takeaway

Getting Wild With Mushrooms

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

It's the fall, which means one thing to food lovers: mushroom season. In our weekly food segment, we get out of the kitchen and into the forest with Kathy Gunst, food writer and author of "Stonewall Kitchen Breakfast," and Rob Evans, chef at Hugo's restaurant in Portland, Me., and winner of the 2009 James Beard Award. They tell us about their experience foraging for wild mushrooms in the wilds of Maine and how to use those 'flowers of fall' – or their supermarket equivalents – in the kitchen. (Click through for recipes, including Chef Evans' Matsutake Mushroom Risotto.)