Season of the Mushroom Hunt
This forest is a wild buffet
Mushrooms are fashionable these days. Russians have been foraging fungi since time began, and Julius Ceasar loved ‘em sautéed in olive oil and herbs.
I moved from the Tucson desert, full of Saguaro and mesquite trees, to the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains in central Arkansas. In these rolling woodlands a thousand mushroom species raise…