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A mushroom of one's own

I can hear the members of the Boston Mycological Club laughing as they read this.  
The woods around Boston are full of fantastic fungi — if you just know where to look
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  September 23, 2011

Review: Mediterraneo

Mediterraneo, on Federal Hill, is a culinary greeter for the town's cuisine — at the beginning of Atwells Avenue, near the arch.
Temptations for every appetite
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 02, 2011

Portland's chefs play with mushrooms

Being a chef is a risky business.
Tasting the fruit of the spore
By BRIAN DUFF  |  August 05, 2011

Fungus saves

Speaking of mushrooms — and this week, we clearly are! — I recently peered into the world of home mushroom growing, and came away with a brand-new respect for fungi.
Going green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 05, 2011

The magic of mushrooms

It's a hot, sticky July afternoon and I'm riding shotgun in Uncle Bob's pick-up truck. We've just spent the past couple hours walking off-trail through the woods, and we're doing much better than I had expected.
Traversing Maine's myco-culture in search of delicious treats
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  August 05, 2011

Review: Mermaid Café

The first special thing about the Mermaid Café is its location: on the Pawcatuck River, overlooking an island green with trees, a few boats in a small marina and, across the river, a busy street in Connecticut.
Enchanting dining on the Pawcatuck River
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  July 22, 2011

Review: Local 121

Local 121 isn't a locabore about their commitment to "locally harvested food and drink." The restaurant just places a list of some of their "local resources" at the bottom of their menu: Matunuck Oyster Farm, Prima Pasta, Sakonnet Vineyards, and so on.
Sincerely tethered
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  January 21, 2011

Is that a mushroom in your eye or are you just happy to see me?

One of the biggest (if not THE biggest) contact lens solution maker, Bausch & Lomb Inc., has set...
By Lisa Spinelli  |  June 01, 2009