Mushrooms Are Amazing

DrWeil.com
October 14th, 2016

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Collecting maitake mushrooms with naturalist Alan Muskat near Biltmore estate in Asheville, NC. I always love a good mushroom hunt!

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…while harvesting delicious maitake and blewits near the Biltmore estate in North Carolina, we found this perfect example of the Destroying Angel…


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A nice patch of blewits (Lepista nuda).

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Blewits up close, the name comes from “Blue Hats” due to their colorful tops.

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A bounty of maitake mushrooms – also known as hen of the woods.

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Here’s the fruit of our mushroom-hunting day near the Biltmore House in Asheville, NC.

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Sauteing the blewit mushrooms (also called blue hats) brings out their flavor. Just add a little olive oil and some seasoning and you are ready to go.

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We put our bounty of blewits, along with potato and onion, into this Spanish omelette.

You can’t learn to forage from a website.
Always learn from an expert, preferably your parents.