Ramping it Up

Alan with yellow morel

Plough to Pantry
Spring 2016

Morels are one of the greatest delicacies the forest offers us. These unique fungi are considered choice edibles and, like truffles, they are highly prized by chefs around the world for their smoky, earthy rich flavor. Asheville’s premier philosoforager, Alan Muskat, leads foraging tours for both ramps and morels through his company, No Taste Like Home. He reminds us that all wild mushrooms, including morels, should not be eaten raw and need to be thoroughly cooked.