Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
Foraging for wild boletus, a.k.a. porcini or cepes, is the base of this hearty ragu with pumpkin. Large and distinct (and with approval from an expert) they are good starter mushroom to hunt.
Learning to identify mushrooms with confidence just one at a time is the best way to begin this age-old art. While intimidating to the novice, the rewards are well worth the effort.