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2014-04-07 23:29:50

Morel Habitat Kit Quadranscentennial. Gourmet Mushroom Products celebrates twenty five years of offering the Morel Habitat Kit which allows people to grow morel mushrooms in their backyard! Sebastopol, CA (PRWEB) April 07, 2014 Gourmet Mushroom Products (GMHP) is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its Morel Habitat Kit; the original sustainable, earth friendly, morel mushroom growing kit. A quarter century ago, the Morel Habitat Kit was developed so everyone could enjoy growing morel...

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2011-03-05 11:05:00

Dinosaurs squashed them with impunity. Thousands of species that lacked culinary appreciation have turned up their noses at them. And a study based on advanced DNA analysis has shown that this shameful indifference went on for 129 million years.Finally, however, one animal species came along that would learn to appreciate this particular fungus with almost a global reverence "“ homo sapiens. Thus was born the human affection for the morel "“ for millions of people around the...

2009-02-02 09:08:01

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.In the study, Kyung Myung and colleagues explain that furanocoumarins (FCs) "” chemicals found in grapefruit and some other citrus "” block a key enzyme...

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2005-06-25 20:00:00

BASSETT'S STATION, Calif. -- 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. "What's not to enjoy about wild mushroom hunting?" says Ike Forester, president of the North American Mycological Association. "Sometimes you find a bounty of culinary prizes, high priced in the gourmet shops, and dinner can be an unbelievable experience." Once you start...

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2005-04-14 00:30:00

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- 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. More than 6.5 million acres burned, mostly in Alaska's Interior, the vast middle swath between the Brooks Range to the north and the Alaska Range in the south. With the right moisture and temperatures, Alaska...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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