Taste the Wild Blog

November 1, 2016

Wild mushroom tart, a surprise dinner.

I ran a private fungi course in a friends wood on Sunday and we had a fantastic morning exploring the wide range of mushrooms growing there. As well as the biggest group of the deadly Death cap (amanita phalloides) I have ever seen, we also had huge array of delicious edible varieties. Pied de mouton Brown … Continued

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December 24, 2015

Mushroom macaroons with truffled ganache filling.

I had a chocolate covered cep lollipop as a pre-dessert a few weeks ago. It was really good! Chocolate with mushroom turns out to be a great, though unusual food combination. Apparently science backs this up, “both mushrooms and chocolate contain aldehydes (a compound that imparts nuttiness) and pyrazines (which enhance roasted flavours), says Bernard Lahousse, … Continued

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May 20, 2013

Wild chicken pie!!!

 What a find, three different summer fungi in as many days: Chicken of the woods, Dryads saddle, and St George’s mushrooms. We are really lucky to have found them all, and in perfect condition to eat. Below is a recipe using all three, I’ve called it wild chicken pie because the chicken of the woods … Continued

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