Mushrooms Are Amazing
October 14th, 2016

Andrew Weil - maitake

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


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


A nice patch of blewits (Lepista nuda).


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


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


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


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.


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.