Sunday, October 23, 2011

Getting Mushy About Mushrooms

Photo of matsutake mushrooms courtesy of

There are over 10,000 types of mushrooms.  The mushroom is a member of the Fungi Kingdom classification (separate from plants, animals, and bacteria).  Mycology is the branch of biology concerned with the study of fungi.  The most expensive mushroom in the world is Japan's matsuki mushroom, which can sell for $1,000 per pound.

Here is a cookbook, Wild About Mushrooms, published by the Mycological Society of San Francisco.

For more information about mushrooms, visit the websites for The Mushroom Council, The American Mushroom Institute, and

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