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Spiced Puy lentil and portobello mushroom soup

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Science Notebook: One man's stinky fungi is another's honour

One of the perks of being a scientist is that, occasionally, it is possible to have something named after you. It could be a seminal theory, a physical law, a building, or even a star.

Peppered mushroom and Stilton pie

Serves 4

Sashimi salad

Serves 4

Desperate bid to save gardens from killer fungus

Government acts to counter threat to trees

Leading article: Save our shrubs

In these financially straitened times, the pressure on ministers to slash expenditure must be intense. So we should be grateful that the Environment Secretary, Hilary Benn, has resisted such pressures and chosen to devote £25m towards halting the spread of the phytophthora fungus through Britain.

Tempers ruffled as Italian group defends honour of rare white truffles

The Alba white truffle association, based in the heart of Italy’s truffle country, is campaigning to defend the image of the rare fungus as a dispute involving a restaurant bill heads for the courts.

Spread of imported fungal diseases poses threat to Britain's gardens

The National Trust has warned the Government that drastic action must be taken to curb the invasion of two deadly fungal diseases which could affect all public gardens in the UK within 20 years.

Dr Mark Salter: A distraction from the fight against addiction

For people suffering from alcohol dependency, which means they are not able to function without having a drink, chemical treatments are notoriously unreliable.

The Language of Others, By Clare Morrall

Jessica Fontaine, this novel's narrator, has had an unusual background, with a mother who drifted about their white elephant of a manor house, ignoring her daughter's eccentricities. Now she leads a remarkably conventional adult life. Except, that is, for her terrible marriage, and a curious inability to relate to others, a quality shared by her son, Joel, but not, mysteriously, by her sisters.

Dutch court upholds ban on magic mushrooms

The Netherlands will ban the sale and cultivation of hallucinogenic mushrooms from next week, the latest target of a country seeking to shed its "anything goes" image.

Mushroom hot-pot with tofu

Serves 4

The Hacker: Clubmate hits a mushroom and proves he's a fun guy to play with

No matter how downcast you get about the state of your golf, you can always rely on someone to prove himself even more inept. So we were much cheered last Sunday morning when a player in our winter league hit a mushroom he thought was his ball.

<a href="http://blogs.independent.co.uk/independent/2008/10/a-nice-green--3.html">A Nice Green Leaf: Honey, I Gave the Garden a Fungus</a>

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