Staten Island, NY. I found this wild relative to the most cultivated mushroom in the world—the white button—last fall off an inner road on the college campus where I teach. It was the envy of several mushroom lovers that season. Turns out Agaricus bernardii is relatively rare in NYC. Dennis […]
Brooklyn, NY. The latest Urban Forager on mushrooms you’re likely to find in NYC was supposed to be a round-up of a variety of mushrooms both edible and non-edible. But the story was running very long and before you know it, I was cutting all the non-edible ones out–like some […]
Brooklyn, NY. I found this little puffball (Calvatia gigantea) on campus yesterday, sitting next to a giant Agaricus, and soon discovered a new culinary way to appreciate it: in a Chinese stir-fry (think broccoli and tofu in garlic sauce, with the puffball substituting for the tofu). The sliced and diced […]
Brooklyn, NY. I can’t stop thinking about these morels. Even yesterday, as I was driving with a 5lb bag filled with these giant beauties that I foraged for from an undisclosed-location, I missed my exit and had to double-back. This was my brain on morels.
New York City. It isn’t even funny: a forager friend just found these city morels in so secretive a place I can’t even tell you in which borough they appeared. But rest assured, the great morel hunt is on. I’m heading out with the NY Mycological Society this weekend to […]