A forest full of fungi fanatics

Evening Standard | 7 Oct 1992

Deep in the woods, there are strange stirrings. One local is threatening to slash the tyres of restaurateur and mushroom lover Antonio Carluccio – his crime was to bring busloads of paying cep hunters from London. Another tells stories of night puffball raids. A third man likens finding a chanterelle to having an orgasm. Yet another won’t tell his wife where he goes when he disappears picking.

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