Mycophilia by Eugenia Bone
Revelations from the Weird World of Mushrooms

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In Mycophilia, accomplished food writer and cookbook author Eugenia Bone examines the role of fungi as exotic delicacy, curative, poison, and hallucinogen, and ultimately discovers that a greater understanding of fungi is key to facing many challenges of the 21st century.

Engrossing, surprising, and packed with up-to-date science and cultural exploration, Mycophilia is part narrative and part primer for foodies, science buffs, environmental advocates, and anyone interested in learning a lot about one of the least understood and most curious organisms in nature.

About Eugenia Bone

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EUGENIA BONE writes for many national magazines and newspapers, including Saveur, Food & Wine, Gourmet, Harper Bazaar, Marie Claire, and the New York Times. Her Web site,, is devoted to seasonal culinary arts.
Published October 25, 2011 by Rodale. 370 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, History, Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Cooking, Science & Math, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Mushrooms have much to offer, Eugenia Bone tells us.

Nov 17 2011 | Read Full Review of Mycophilia: Revelations from ...

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Bone feels that she has to try some hallucinogenic "magic mushrooms" (the Psilocybe species) at the New Age Telluride Mushroom Festival in Colorado.

Oct 29 2011 | Read Full Review of Mycophilia: Revelations from ...

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If nothing else, I think mushrooming would be worth it just for the people watching, from the migrant harvesters to the off-the-grid bikers to the aforementioned blue-haired scientists to conspiracy theorists, especially if I could do it as an outside observer who gets to eat delicious mushrooms.

Nov 23 2011 | Read Full Review of Mycophilia: Revelations from ...

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