Eugenia Bone

Eugenia is a nature and food journalist, as well as an author and speaker, whose writing is primarily about the connections between food, sustainability and the natural sciences.  Eugenia has written for many magazines and newspapers including Food & Wine Magazine, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. She is the author of six books, the most recent of which is Microbia: A Journey into the Unseen World Around You. Eugenia has lectured widely in venues like the Denver Botanical Gardens, the New York Public Library, and the Stone Barns Center. She’s currently featured in “Fantastic Fungi”, a movie about the magical world of fungi and their power to heal, sustain and contribute to the regeneration of life on Earth.

iN THE NEWS

FANTASTIC FUNGI:
Community Cookbook

Edited by Eugenia Bone; recipes by the Fantastic Fungi community.

Insight Editions, December 7, 2021 – AVAILABLE for PREORDER
(hardcover, 264 pages) 978-1647222956

Featuring 100 mushroom-centric recipes written by the people who know mushroom cooking best: mushroom lovers! These are the kinds of recipes you will cook for dinner: simple, family-friendly recipes representing ethnicities from all over the world.

The story behind the making of this book is the story of a community. Mycophiles from all over the USA and beyond shared their mushrooms recipes on the Fantastic Fungi movie website. Eugenia worked with 50 plus of those authors to develop their recipes for publication, and in the process, new connections and friendships were made. It’s what Louie, the director of the film calls the “Mycelial connection.” The resulting cookbook is an accurate portrayal of a community with one thing in common: mushrooms!

“A masterpiece. The Fantastic Fungi Community Cookbook is, by far, the best culinary guide to cooking and pairing mushrooms. . . . This book makes me so hungry, I want to eat it.”  —Paul Stamets, mycologist and author

Eugenia Bone appears in the mushroom episode of Michele Obama’s new children’s show.

UPCOMING EVENTS

DECEMBER 1

“Psychedelic Mushrooms”
New York Botanical Gardens
Adult Education

ONLINE CLASS
Registered students will receive login instructions
10:30 – 12:30

Discover the power, the allure, and the science of psychedelic mushrooms. Food journalist and former president of the New York Mycological Society, Eugenia Bone, author of Mycophilia, will discuss the biology of these potent fungi, their cultural history, and contemporary use and regulation in the U.S., as well as the efforts underway to decriminalize and utilize them in therapeutic practice.

DECEMBER 14

FEB. 1, 2022

“Psychedelic Mushrooms”
New York Botanical Gardens
Adult Education

ONLINE CLASS
Registered students will receive login instructions

6 – 8 pm

Discover the power, the allure, and the science of psychedelic mushrooms. Food journalist and former president of the New York Mycological Society, Eugenia Bone, author of Mycophilia, will discuss the biology of these potent fungi, their cultural history, and contemporary use and regulation in the U.S., as well as the efforts underway to decriminalize and utilize them in therapeutic practice.

Fantastic Fungi

I’m featured in Fantastic Fungi, a hugely popular documentary film about fungi and their role in the health of soil, plants, and humans. The film has 100% Rotten Tomatoes, rave reviews from the Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, and The New York Times, among others, and a passionate fan base that keeps growing.

Food52
November 1, 2021

3 Fantastic Recipes From the Newest Mushroom Cookbook

The “Fantastic Fungi Community Cookbook” is a collection of mushroom-centric recipes from fungi-fans from around the country.

WildFED Podcast
November 1, 2021

The Wall Street Journal
May 11, 2020

Entangled Life Review:
Digging Into Enigmatic Organisms

Mushroom Botanical Art

With an introduction by Eugenia Bone

A collection of mushroom and fungi paintings by European and Japanese naturalists in 18th to 19th century. The paintings each show the plant in its natural habitat and have been executed in a straightforward natural history illustration style with meticulous attention to detail.

Fantastic Fungi

How Mushrooms Can Heal, Shift Consciousness, and Save the Planet

An awe-inspiring visual journey through the exotic, little-known realm of fungi and its amazing potential to positively influence our lives.

Microbia

A Journey into the Unseen World Around You

A microbiology primer that takes the layman on a broad survey of the role of microbes in nature and illustrates their importance to the existence of everything: atmosphere, soil, plants, and us.

Mycophilia

Revelations from the Weird World of Mushrooms

In Mycophilia, Eugenia Bone examines the role of fungi as exotic delicacy, curative, poison, and hallucinogen, and ultimately discovers that a greater understanding of fungi is key to facing many challenges of the 21st century.