15 Nov '11, 11am

Greenie Pig on ‘shrooms: A trip into wild-food foraging

Greenie Pig on ‘shrooms: A trip into wild-food foraging

Photo: Elisabeth Kwak-Hefferan Farm to table? Please, so 2009. Forest to table is where it's at right now. And while foraging one's own nettles, berries, or chestnuts (or paying top dollar for them at hip restaurants) has both foodies and greenies all in a tizzy these days, no other gathering activity has quite the cachet of mushroom hunting. Hey, what's not to admire when your commodity of choice is delicious, valuable, tough to find, and, in the hands of amateurs, may cause profuse vomiting? Mushroom foraging, like all foraging, is by no means new. An elite and secretive society has existed around the activity (not unlike Scientology, in my imagination) for a long time. Until recently, only those skilled in the minutia of mycology attempted it, and they protected their favorite stashes with CIA-level discipline. But with wild foods so in fashion now, wannabe mushroomers ...

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grist.org 15 Nov '11, 11pm

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zoo.com.sg 20 Nov '11, 4pm

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