Social media brings out the worst in people and pick shaming is common in mushroom picking or foraging groups. Just … More
The birch polypore mushroom is an incredibly easy to identify mushroom with some miraculous health properties. Fomitopsis betulina, commonly known … More
Chanterelle mushrooms are a relatively new mushroom to me. Although I grew up picking mushrooms and could accurately ID several … More
Bolete mushrooms are by far my favorite mushroom to forage, cook and eat. They are easy to identify because they … More
Mushroom picking is a popular hobby all over the world. In the Czech Republic, it is a very popular activity … More
Morels are delicious mushrooms and one of the most desired wild mushrooms in the world. You can buy them dried … More
Yesterday I wrote an article about starting a garden. But not everyone has the time or space to grow their … More
Puffballs of all sizes grow in the forest, alongside roads, in the middle of a green grassy lawn, they can really grow anywhere! You can stir fry them, cook them in the oven and my absolute favorite, is pretending they are pancakes!
So many people are curious about picking and cooking mushrooms but fear holds them back. It is never risk-free to eat wild mushrooms, but there are certain kinds that are extremely easy to identify. There are also books, Facebook groups and other recourses that can help you. Never eat anything that you’re not sure about or something that has a poisonous look-a-like.