this past year we have really gotten into foraging food. the thrill that you get from hiking through the land that surrounds you and finding food that nature offers is priceless. foraging has really connected us to our environment and seasons. it is really quite amazing how much food in our backyards, fields, and forests is edible, and quite tasty!
this summer has been a great year for chanterelle mushrooms. this fungi is easy to identify and there is not any poisonous look-a-likes around. not only is this mushroom beautiful but it is one of the more flavorful mushrooms out there. we have found so many this year that we have dried some so we can enjoy them all year long.....until next season.
to read an article in the month's food and wine about an inspiring forager/chef in california