Wild Mushroom Salts

Wild Mushroom Salts

Often times wild foraging is more about the hunt than searching out food for survival. Leaves rustling, wind blowing, nettles, burdock...then you stop. Gadzooks, mushrooms! Adreneline pumping you look both ways (don't want anyone to know you've found anything!) and your mind's focus abruptly shifts from woodsy whimsy walk to a heart-thumping hasty harvest.

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Smoked Chicken of the Woods Mushroom

Smoked Chicken of the Woods Mushroom

First things first. Before you go out collecting just any old mushroom you find, go foraging with a knowledgable guide or mushroom club BEFORE you cook up the first thing you lay your eyes on. Only a handful of wild mushrooms are edible while thousands are poisonous! Thankfully, edible mushrooms often have unique characteristics that make them stand out from the poisonous ones so once you get the hang of where to look and what to look for, things will become easier.

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