Several mushroomy things are coming up so here's a mushroomy article to go with them.
First off is a plug for John Wright's new book which will be released on Monday 3rd September and is called the River Cottage Mushroom Handbook. There will be a pullout and extracts from his book in the Guardian on Saturday. John's also in the process of setting up his new fungus website so check that out as well.
Second, it's porcini time at Tentsmuir. Fabrizio has sent the signal, it's time for hunting! It's going to be a busy few weeks, but hopefully there will be time to get down there before they all go. I came across a surprise package of porcini in the freezer the other day, I thought they were long gone, so I can now happily tuck into it in the knowledge that we should be harvesting a fresh batch soon. For now, here's a picture of some Alberto gathered last year - he filled an entire backpacking rucksack on that day, mushroom monster.