If there’s one thing I love about autumn, it’s wild mushroom season. My hubby’s Mom is a pro forager and I’ve learned so much about wild edibles from her. While she’s in the woods all year long, picking wild goodies, fall is my favourite when she brings in baskets of incredible mushrooms.
[Super important caveat: Don’t go picking mushrooms in the wild unless you are 100% sure you know what they are. Some of the deadly poison mushrooms look similar to their edible cousins so if there’s any doubt leave them alone.]
I know there are folks out there who won’t eat mushrooms other than those bland white buttons at the grocery store. If you haven’t eaten wild mushrooms like cepes or chanterelles, trust me, you owe it to yourself to taste them! I just can’t get enough of those delicious little fungi.
Last night I had my first wild mushrooms of the season. so I decided to try out a new recipe. My Wild Mushrooms in Cream recipe is adapted from one in my favourite Jamie Oliver cookbook, Jamie Oliver’s Food Escapes. It was so easy and delicious I wanted to share it with you.
Do you love wild mushrooms too? What’s your favourite way to eat them?