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Seattle Forager Inspires Others To Learn About Wild, Forgotten Foods

Cookwork Perspective:  Some restaurants have begun to look to foragers for supplies of wild mushrooms and greens.  Do you use this practice or are you wary of accidentally serving the wrong ingredients (with potentially fatal results)?

Seattle Forager Inspires Others To Learn About Wild, Forgotten Foods

For Langdon Cook, a walk in the woods isn't that different from a walk through the produce section of the supermarket. He's a writer, blogger and all-around outdoorsy type, but in outdoorsy Seattle, he's made his name primarily as a forager.

He's kind enough to let me tag along on a mushroom hunt in the Cascades. In the back of his Subaru (the official car of the Seattle outdoors) he already has a basket full of morels, porcinis and coral mushrooms — the fruits of about ten miles of hiking, he says. He doesn't want me to be too specific about our location because other mushroom hunters might yell at him. But he's not so protective of his foraging secrets. In fact, he enjoys teaching people how to spot food.

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chefajay

chefajay
Oct 26, 2012 11:15 CDT

that s very nice of you chef as the word teaching is very pure  if u dont teach other of what you know to whom you will teach.when you will die someone who learn from you will speak your name a thousand times thank you chef keep it up

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