It’s that time of year again…the time of year when people think about stuffing. This wild mushroom stuffing recipe with chestnuts and fresh herbs is the best I’ve ever eaten. And if you forage for your own chestnuts, well hooray for you and your friends who come to dinner. Read more
Chicken of the Woods (aka sulphur shelf, aka chicken mushroom) actually refers to several mushrooms in the genus Laetiporus. L. sulphureus is generally considered a fall mushroom, and L. cincinnatus is usually found in mid-summer in my part of the world. Both are easy to spot thanks to their vibrant color. Foragers sometimes call them 50-mile-an-hour mushrooms, because they really stand out in the landscape. Read more
They don’t call it mushroom hunting for nothing. Fungi hold a special appeal for foragers: they’re unpredictable, exciting, and delicious…not to mention potentially dangerous. If you want to safely hunt for (and eat) wild mushrooms, here’s how to get started.