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START HERE: Eugenia Bone's crazily interesting Mycophilia: Revelations from the Weird World of Mushrooms.
Sure, wild mushroom foraging comes with risk, so you want to be sure you know what you're doing. Hard to beat "Wildman" Steve Brill for expertise in edible mushrooms and plants, which he shares on tours of city parks and further afield. The next Central Park tour is October 27, Prospect Park is November 3.
From D'Artagnan, the Mushroom Lover's Burger Recipe Kit, four buffalo burgers, a pound of mixed mushrooms, porcini powder, black truffle butter, and a recipe card. $75, nice as a gift. To replicate the burgers for much less, shop separately and follow their recipe.
The greenmarkets, Whole Foods, Manhattan Fruit Exchange in Chelsea Market. earthy.com has good mushroom mail order.
Rosemary Mushroom Skewers—easy, delicious.
[Photo: Erin Gleeson for The Forest Feast, via: Umamimart]
New York Mycological Society
celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.
John Cage was the founder
of this iteration of the society.
[Photo: Dan Molter]
TRAVEL HERE: Kennett Square, Pennsylvania is considered the Mushroom Capital of the World. Every September, they have a 'shroomfest'.
Visit the Musée du Champignon in Saumur, France.
Go Mushroaming in Tibet, Bolivia, and other far-flung spots with mycomaster Daniel Winkler.
A Back to the Roots oyster mushroom kit is $19.95
Gary Lincoff is the local fungus sensei. He teaches classes, leads tours, and has written Mushroom Hunter.
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