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An Amazing Letter From a Cultivator in Syria...

An Amazing Letter From a Cultivator in Syria...

Not to sound too impressed with ourselves, but we get wonderful letters from happy customers and devoted fans all the time. And we love to read them! This one, though...this one brought tears to our eyes: "Hello, Paul. Fungi helped...

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Some Like it HOT: Growing Mushrooms in the Summer Months

Some Like it HOT: Growing Mushrooms in the Summer Months

For many, the thought of "mushrooms" conjures up images of ancient, dark forests or cold and wet weather. However, this is not always the case. Fungi inhabit every ecosystem on earth, and many of these fascinating organisms tolerate extreme environments...

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Creating a Be-Mushroomed Rain Garden

Creating a Be-Mushroomed Rain Garden

April showers bring May flowers and encourage delicious Morel and Oyster mushrooms. Rain freshens the air and bathes the roots of budding plants, piercing the drought of early spring. Watching the showers pour from our rooftops, over driveways and down...

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Ron's Sautéed Mushrooms

Ron's Sautéed Mushrooms

From Ron French. 4 cups sliced mushrooms⅓ cup white wine⅓ cup soy sauce⅔ cup margarine or butter¼ teaspoon garlic powder (not garlic salt!)(Always put either button mushrooms or any sliced up edible mushrooms in a dry pan and put on...

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Candy Cap Cookies

Candy Cap Cookies

From Loni Ronnebaum, Fungi Perfecti Retail Office Manager. A classic shortbread cookie recipe, with Candy Cap mushrooms added to give an extra, maple-syrup flavor and aroma. Ingredients: 1 cup sugar 2 cups soft butter 4 cups flour ¼ cup chopped...

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Wild Irish Mushrooms in a Broth of Trees and Moss

Wild Irish Mushrooms in a Broth of Trees and Moss

From Greg Stewart. This light fragrant soup can accompany any meal but first I'd like to tell you the short story of how I was inspired to create this recipe. Among the five or six species collected that fateful day...

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Benefits of Mycelium

Benefits of Mycelium

Scientists demonstrate significant health benefits of Host Defense mycelium & cultured rice.* In 2017, Paul Stamets and his team at Fungi Perfecti, LLC (FP) have partnered with Natural Immune Systems, Inc. (NIS) to further clarify the immune-enhancing impacts of various...

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Paul's Faux Bacon Mushroom Bits

Paul's Faux Bacon Mushroom Bits

Courtesy of Paul Stamets, founder of Fungi Perfecti. 1–2 lbs of fresh organic Shiitake or Maitake mushrooms Olive oil Soy sauce, tamari or teriyaki sauce Sesame oil Thinly slice the mushrooms. Mix together oliver oil, soy sauce/tamari/teriyaki and a splash...

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Should You Consume Raw Mushrooms?

Should You Consume Raw Mushrooms?

With the increased use of mushroom products, I feel a personal responsibility to inform the public about safety issues regarding mushroom preparations. Misleading marketing causes consumer confusion, risk, and damage to our industry, which is always under scrutiny. At Host...

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