Fungus Among Us

Elazar Sontag examines the science of mold on food:

“Mold is a key ‘ingredient’ in many of this world’s greatest foods: Cheese, soy sauce, dry-aged steak, and sake to name just a few. But knowing that mold has graced some of the foods I love rarely results in the sort of confidence I need to casually cut some fuzz from a loaf of bread and get on with my life.”