Wow, what a mushroom season! As I have been spending plenty of time grubbing about the woods in search of something tasty for tea, I though I would take the vid cam out and try and capture some of my amateur tips for the amateur mushroom hunter. Now, I will make it clear, I am certainly no Mycologist, but I have managed to feed myself fairly well over the years, but then wheres the fun in being an expert anyway? There's nothing new to learn!
My approach has always been to start with the fungi that can't be confused with anything that will dissolve your internal organs...like what almost happened to Mr.Horse whisperer a few years back. If you arn't certain of what the mushroom is, then don't put it anywhere near your lips! Simple as that.
I hope that this little vid will help with finding 2 of my favourite 3...the other being ceps. The hedgehog has always been a favourite as it was the first foraged mushroom, gastronomically speaking, that I managed to find. Still trying to find my feet as a cameraman, but if nothing else this should be an entertaining jaunt through the Sussex undergrowth!
Any Good? I do hope you enjoyed it!