Mycologist Greg Marley

The Boston Globe has published an interview with Maine mushroom expert Greg Marley. Marley has published a new book, Chanterelle Dreams, Amanita Nightmares: The Love, Lore, and Mystique of Mushrooms. You can find copies of Chantrelle Dreams and an earlier work, Mushrooms for Health, at Rabelais where he spoke in October as part of his book tour.

Greg Marley is in a damp grove of hemlock, toting a woven basket, followed closely by Rosie, his big black Newfoundland. He’s looking for black trumpet mushrooms and finds the sinister-looking, funnel-shaped fungi on a patch of moss. “The French call them trumpets of death,’’ he says. “It’s probably because they want them all to themselves. They’re my wife’s favorite. So good on pizza.’’