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Morel Habitat Kit Quadranscentennial.
Spring is coming soon and with it the timeless quest for morels.
Scientists in Florida report that adding an edible mushroom-like fungus to grapefruit juice may help to reduce the serious side effects that can occur when people taking certain prescription drugs drink grapefruit juice. Their study is in the January 14 edition of the ACS' bi-weekly Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.
From the remote wilderness to the finest restaurants, wild mushrooms - long appreciated in Europe and Asia - are enjoying an ascent from freaky fungus to gourmet delight and scientific mystery. There are now more than 75 local mushroom clubs in the United States, including about a dozen new groups.
Alaska has a history of booms -- fur, gold, oil. This summer could see another -- a 'shroom boom. Morel mushrooms, treasured for French cooking, often thrive on land in the year following a forest fire, and Alaska set records in scorched earth last year.
- A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.