Yew might be dangerous


Really? This is a board for antipasti, and Yew may not be the ideal choice for serving food. I’m pretty sure the coats of Danish Oil, the fact that I’m not actually chewing the wood, and the lack of any “Yew’ll die!” warning in the HSE’s literature here, mean that it’s low risk.

But.  Any decent scientific reasons are welcome, as I may be wrong.  If it is really  the devil’s wood, and not the source of medicinal Taxol (bark of 6 trees needed for one patient), then I need suggestions for alternative uses.



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