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Paul Smiths student Brooks Worden earned the nickname "The Mushroom Man" during the hunt.
Paul Smiths student Brooks Worden earned the nickname "The Mushroom Man" during the hunt.

Into the woods for morel mania

Those who love edible wild mushrooms, cousins of the grocery store variety, also enjoy the annual spring hunt for one of the most elusive -- the morel. May is morel month in the North Country.

Todd Moe joined an outing of mushroom collectors at Paul Smiths College last spring. The group held a friendly contest to see who could find and pick the largest quantity of morels. By the end of the hunt it was clear you don't have to have to go out looking for morels with a meal in mind. Just learning to identify each mycological species is a challenge.

A reminder about looking for edible mushrooms: even distinctive yellow morels have look-a-likes that are poisonous. The slightest doubt about a mushroom is warning enough not to eat it.  Go to full article
Paul Smiths student Brooks Worden earned the nickname "The Mushroom Man" during the hunt.
Paul Smiths student Brooks Worden earned the nickname "The Mushroom Man" during the hunt.

Into the woods for morel mania

Those who love edible wild mushrooms, cousins of the grocery store variety, also enjoy the annual spring hunt for one of the most elusive -- the morel. May is morel month in the North Country.

Todd Moe joined an outing of mushroom collectors at Paul Smiths College earlier this month. The group held a friendly contest to see who could find and pick the largest quantity of morels. By the end of the hunt it was clear you don't have to have to go out looking for morels with a meal in mind. Just learning to identify each mycological species is a challenge.

A reminder about looking for edible mushrooms: even distinctive yellow morels have look-a-likes that are poisonous. The slightest doubt about a mushroom is warning enough not to eat it.  Go to full article
Wild morels, a spring treasure.
Wild morels, a spring treasure.

Stalking the elusive morel

This is the season when morels are hunted by thousands of people simply for their taste and the joy of the hunt. They're another sign of spring in the North Country. Mushroom hunters say their favorite fungi are popping up earlier than usual this year. Todd Moe has caught morel fever every spring since he was a child, and heads into his own back woods to look for these "aristocrats" of the forest.  Go to full article
Chef George Arnold's spring omelet with wild morels and asparagas, served with potatoes sauteed with ramps and toasted baguette.
Chef George Arnold's spring omelet with wild morels and asparagas, served with potatoes sauteed with ramps and toasted baguette.

Celebrating spring delights in the kitchen

North Country gardens are just starting to yield regional delicacies. So, it's into the NCPR kitchen with Martha Foley and Chef George Arnold who cooks up an omelet using fresh, locally grown ingredients.  Go to full article

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