The Connaisseur

 

A horticulturalist and prolific food writer, Roger is one of Britain’s foremost experts on wild foods. His 1981 book Mushrooms and Other Fungi of Great Britain and Europe is a classic and has been reprinted nearly 50 times (he has sold more than 4.5 million copies of his books overall). In person, he is impossible to confuse with anyone else: red spectacles, white beard, a Turkmen hat and a shirt peppered with toadstools that promise the sweetest psychedelic dreams. Besides writing  Roger also paints and makes films about art; he is a professional photographer and a fantastic cook. His energy is enviable…

 

Read the full article by Olia Hercules, following this internet link: www.thegannet.com/interviews/roger-phillips/