Science & Environment

Feasting on fungi

Beyond the greengrocer's shelves lies a galaxy of wild mushrooms to thrill the taste-buds of the discerning collector. But spotting the safe varieties is a fine art, and indiscriminate gatherers risk indigestion... or worse. Stephen Brightwell, a relative of the first commercial mushroom growers in New Zealand, separates the dainties from the deadlies, and delves into the history of mushroom collecting in this country.

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