To be a mushroom hunter is to be the Indiana Jones of foragers. You must be part scholar and part adventurer, willing to head far off the trail and brave real dangers to return with riches.—Hank Shaw, The Thrill of the Mushroom Hunt
I’ve been following Hank’s Hunter Angler Gardener Cook for a little while now and ran across his essay in the newly launched Gilt Taste. I know the Pacific Northwest has an abundance of mushrooms, but I never gone on a hunt myself. I would really like to change that, though.