Fantastic Fungi Truffle Trade

Inside the Truffle Trade

f you’ve ever felt like you’ve been skunked buying truffles, well, you are not alone. Serious home cooks and even food pros get bamboozled all the time. It’s actually pretty difficult and always expensive to attain good quality truffles, especially for retail customers. In fact, acquiring truffles is so fraught with potential rip offs that […]

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Discovering the World’s Best-Kept Black Truffle Secrets

Ten years ago most people thought “truffles” were dense, dark chocolate balls that we indulged in for dessert. Looks like this is changing. Culinary enthusiasts have discovered that true truffles come from the earth. And though dense and dark chocolate-y in appearance, their aromas will defy any singular description.

Let It Snow

We may be biased, but we think our fantastic fungi community (that’s you!) is the most intelligent, engaged, clever and hilarious crew on the interwebs. We’ve so enjoyed getting to know you, learn from you, listen to you and share our common love for all things fungi. We love how game you are for even […]

Fungal Art

here are only a handful of debates that have persisted through the ages. Which rock band was better, the Beatles or the Stones? Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Does art imitate life or does life imitate art? While we’re divided on the first two, here at Fantastic Fungi, we are in unanimous […]

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The Skin-Saving Miracle of Mushrooms

Tribe Member Dr. Andrew Weil knows a thing or two about the ‘shroom. A long time mushroom hunter, Dr. Weil incorporates them into his holistic lifestyle for their immune-boosting, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. While eating edible mushrooms is the most common way reap their many rewards, Dr. Weil shares that certain mushrooms offer significant anti-inflammatory benefits […]

Fantastic Fungi Medicinal Mushrooms

The Healing Power of Medicinal Mushrooms

By Dr. Isaac Eliaz, M.D., M.S., L.Ac. Mushrooms are truly magical. We have always used mushrooms as food and medicine. In fact, many mushrooms have long been used throughout Asia for medicinal purposes. There are at least 270 species of mushroom that are known to have various therapeutic properties. The practice of using mushrooms in […]

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A Message From Our Plants (Audio)

Davyd and Emma Farrell have a message for you. It’s a message from their plants. It all started with a big mug of nettle tea, an afternoon meditation and a heart-opening ephiphany.

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What’s Your Mushroom Personality Type?

We all have a type. Each of us is a unique blend of characteristics, from the most superficial to the deeply complex. And while outward appearances are important, we know it’s really what’s on the inside that counts. If you haven’t figured out what excites you, inspires you and pleases you, it’s about time you […]

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BeeFriendly™, a Breakthrough Solution

Perhaps the interconnectedness of nature is best exemplified by mycelium. It offers nourishment at every stage in the life cycle, from the soil to the plant to the human body. We know that medicinal mushrooms support the body at the most fundamental level – the immune system. In fact, medicinal mushrooms offer so many health […]

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Welcome our newest Tribe member, Michael Judd

As any Mycophile knows, the more you understand about mycelium, the more you understand its intrinsic connection to all things. The real magic of mushrooms is their ability to provide life-sustaining solutions for creatures big and small, and it all starts with the soil.

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Fantastic Fungi Gallery Opening

Fantastic Fungi is quickly, uh, mushrooming into a community of serious fungi fanatics! From foragers to foodies, we’ve gathered quite the motley crew of shroom connoisseurs, and we’re just getting started. (Did someone say Mushroom Personality Quiz? Stay tuned!)

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A Chat Among Friends: Louie & Eugenia

At the Bertrand Delacroix Gallery in New York City, where Louie’s time-lapse and macro-cinematography was featured for the launch of Vizio’s P-Series, Eugenia chatted with Louie about her love for wild mushrooms and how she came to be obsessed with fungi. Here’s a small excerpt from their discussion.

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Psychedelics Reconsidered, by Alan Muskat

“Alice remained looking thoughtfully at the mushroom for a minute, trying to make out which were the two sides of it; and as it was perfectly round, she found this a very difficult question.” ~ Lewis Carrol, Alice in Wonderland If any mushrooms are going to save the world, it’s the psychedelic ones.

The Original Internet

Would you be surprised to know that the “original internet” is actually 1.3 billion years old? That’s right. The world wide web mimics the very first organism on earth – fungi.

Fantastic Fungi Mushroom Foraging

And the Winner Is…

(Everyone Wins: Download Your Mushroom Foraging Checklist!) 800 quiz competitors, 400 more challenges, 1 beautiful mushroom hunting basket to give away… The suspense is killing us!… Over the past 7 days, 800 people took our quiz to win the chance at owning a beautiful mushroom hunting basket, courtesy of Dr. Paul Stamets and Fungi Perfecti.