The Magic of Mushrooms

We’ve had meagre pickings of wild mushrooms in recent years around here – thanks to last summer’s intense heat there was very little activity on the funghi front and I was afraid that this year would be a repeat performance. But recent tropical rains following on the heels of canicular heat have done the trick… Continue reading The Magic of Mushrooms

Fungi Fever, Mushroom Madness

Mushrooms on your mind? Try some of these gorgeous autumn recipes for wild and/or foraged fungi

Crown jewels: venison liver, kidneys AND heart

It’s dusk on a dying summer’s evening and the doorbell rings. Our local chasseur (hunter) is on the doorstep, wreathed in smiles. He’s just been out in the woods checking up on the deer and wild boar population (as he is contracted to do by our commune) and he’s shot a roe deer. It will take him a little while to butcher… Continue reading Crown jewels: venison liver, kidneys AND heart