Plant and fungi ID apps appear to make foraging easier, but is there is a danger that some users place too much faith in them at the cost of developing their own skills?
By opening our eyes and imaginations to the full extent of our wild larder, its perfectly possible to make any spice-led dish from around the world using fungi, seaweeds and the seeds, leaves, flowers and roots of common wild plants.
This article presents a structure around which novice and intermediate fungi foragers may advance their understanding of fungi lifecycle, learn to recognise important mushroom families, develop mindful foraging techniques, and feel safe in the process.
Some worthwhile websites and social media follows for further information on foraging and wild food
I regularly get asked – in person, on Twitter, by email or on the comments sections on this site – where to find particular wild foods. If you have asked such a question, I may well have directed you here. If you were expecting a big map of where the ceps, oysters, sea kale or […]