I’ve just been on a voyage of discovery. And adventure. And collaboration. I’ve travelled some 1,000 kilometres northeast, another 1,200 kilometres west, and finally, 500 kilometres back home to Livingstone.
When The Cook’s Cook magazine in the United States asked me to contribute a feature story to its GREAT OUTDOORS issue, I was unaware then that this commission — one that had followed many before it ̵
I realized just how insignificant I was in this world when Zimbabwean mycologist, Cathy Sharp, held a course about fungi on our farm last weekend.
Identifying trees with the venerable Meg Coates-Palgrave, the Zimbabwean dendrologist who has been studying and writing about them for 60 years, is not for those who are impulsive or prone to high emotion.
According to The Kenya Settlers’ Cookery Book and Household Guide, which was first published in 1928, there is a TEST FOR MUSHROOMS. I quote: “With mushrooms one cannot be too careful.