Mycophilia: Why Fungi Is Fantastic with Eugenia Bone — WildFed Podcast #106
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Eugenia Bone is a nationally known food and science writer and the author of several books, including Mycophilia, Revelations from the Weird World of Mushrooms, and Microbia, a Journey into the Unseen World Around You. Most recently, she can be seen in Fantastic Fungi, a new documentary you can see on Netflix that looks at the healing properties of mushrooms, from the medicinal to the entheogenic. She’s featured alongside other greats like Michael Pollen and Paul Stamets. We highly recommend the film, and as you’ll hear in this episode, Eugenia has recently edited the Fantastic Fungi Community Cookbook — which is a companion to the film. Eugenia was a real pleasure to talk to, with her lively style and excellent grasp of all things fungi, from foraging to the most recent science. From cutting edge cuisine to modern building materials, from environmental clean-up to cancer treatment and even psychotherapy, mushrooms are finally myceliating the western mind and its formerly mycophobic culture. So here’s to mycophilia, the antidote to the anti-mushroom sentiment of bygone days. The future is bright, if not partially decomposing and covered in spores. View full show notes, including links to resources from this episode here:
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