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James Wong and Scottish Mushrooms

Duration: 00:53

James Wong discovers the rather unusual properties of Scarlatina Bolete with mushroom hunters Dick Peebles and Gary Goldie.The forests, fields and woodlands of Scotland offer some of the richest habitats for fungi in the world. Thanks to the North Atlantic Drift, the West coast is warmer and wetter than the East and the native, well established woodlands are perfect for anything from ‘penny buns’ (otherwise known as porcini or ceps) to chanterelles.

Available since: Wed 18 Apr 2012


Series Producer
Sarah Gibbs
James Wong
Executive Producer
Lisa Ausden

This clip is from

Our Food West of Scotland

Giles Coren learns how the deep sea lochs of the west are perfect for salmon farming.

First broadcast: 25 Apr 2012

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