Sunday, September 22, 2019
Many people in different countries love edible wild mushrooms, and sometimes it takes the suggestion that mushroom hunting is good in and of itself. As a child I often went to mushroom hunting with adults, so one of the best ways to help someone understand the joy of this activity is to simply take them out in the woods with you.
In Russia on the mushroom hunting day people get up as early as possible to spend the whole day in a forest. In autumn this practice is ever popular.
The intention of gathering mushrooms is simply to understand: mushrooms are food, an important element of traditional Russian cuisine. Mushrooms can be dried, roasted, boiled or pickled. I prefer mushroom and potato soup with sour cream. My favorite mushroom is chanterelle, although I love cooking other varieties of wild edible fungi.
I love strolling in the woods, enjoying autumnal beauty of the nature, the yellow leaves falling and flying, when grass and moss hides the fungi heads. What a joy to hold a nice healthy edible mushroom such as 'white' or 'red head" one. It's funny to find a family of fungi growing on a tree trunk.
Have you ever gone to mushroom hunting? Do you love eating wild mushroom, can you cook them?