Enter The Fungi. from @radmycology
Through their co-evolution with plants and animals over millions of years, the fungi have come to fill several roles in nature, one being as primary decomposers, responsible for 90% of all decomposition on the planet. .
The decomposing, or saprotrophic, fungi survive by excreting powerful enzymes to breakdown the molecules of organic matter into simple sugars that they use as food. Similar to how a fly eats, the fungi digest externally and then ingest their food as a liquid. The connection between death and new life is made literal by the fungi in this nutrient cycling that enables new plants to grow from the byproducts produced by the decomposition of dead organisms. .
Fungi (in the form of lichens) can even break down bare rock to be used as a nutrient source, in effect creating the precursors of soil following lava flows and landslides. The digestive enzymes fungi produce are so refined and powerful that it has become increasingly apparent that fungal species can be targeted for their ability to utilize seemingly anything natural or synthetic as a food source.*
This theory has proved itself in recent years against even the most persistent chemicals of the green revolution. Nasty compounds such as DDT, dioxins, TNT, PAHs, herbicides, and synthetic dyes, once considered impossible to clean up, have been shown to readily fall prey to the chemical sword of these fungal metabolites (Stamets, 2005).
Not surprisingly, then, is the fact that this same ability applies to plastics as well.
Tog en liten tur till skogen igår, som jag saknat det ☺️ Just nu är det ju mest vedlevande svamp där ute. Finns mycket fint om man vänder på pinnar och stockar. Här på bilden är de kantarellmussling på björk, riktigt vacker. 🍄 Plicaturopsis crispa
1) Strawberry Crust (c.1820) - toasted vanilla cake, compressed strawberries, pepperberry ice cream & strawberry juice.
A perfect meal at DBH would end with a Tipsy Cake, one of the most decadently delicious desserts ever invented; it's definitely an instance of 'if you know, you know' and the rare dish where it's worth a few weeks of your life expectancy. However, I've no complaints for this refreshing number of what is effectively a very good take on 'strawberries & cream', plus cake. That ice cream was A++.
2) Broth of mushroom (c.1730) - slow cooked hen's egg, pancetta & pickled mushrooms.
A sleeper hit. This was a layered, complex umami bomb that 'explodes continuously', is absolutely delicious and quite likely to be underrated. Only nitpick? Pockets of saltiness.
3) Marron & cucumber soup (c.1730) - cured prawn & roast cucumber salad, golden trout roe. A small main, but one that's packed with flavour. DBH's menus always manage to read a bit funny - 'that doesn't seem like it will taste as good as it sounds' - but then often exceed expectations. That's what happens when you call something a 'cucumber soup with prawns', but ends up being frighteningly addictively to polish off. .
I guess this time, a twelfth visit won't be too far away... #ISHMelbourne#ISHDBH
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The Hygroscopic Earthstar (Astraeus hygrometricus) astonishingly reacts to the amount of water present in the air around it. During dry conditions the “arms” are wrapped closely around the center puffball to protect it from the elements. As the humidity increases, the arms unfurl to fully expose the puffball. Sometimes the arms unfurl so far that they actually raise the puffball off the ground. Similar to other puffballs, its spores are released when falling rain drops land directly on it. .
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