I'm not a very good forager but I hope to become one. This time of year brings with it a bounty of mushrooms..if you know what to look for. Every fall my mom and dad head out mushroom hunting for a particular type of mushroom called chiodini. In fact my mom quite often will knock on someone's door to ask for permission to pick them from their yard. Funny looks from alot of people but now she has a set route and everyone knows her.
The below picture is courtesy of http://www.bassano.eu/CITTA/PossagnoFunghi.htm
These are not my favorite because they are a tad slimy but the flavour is fantastic.
My neighbour forages for chantrelles and he very kindly gave me some. They are delicious and I'm so lucky to have such a great neighbour. The have a very distinctive look so they are very easy to recognize but until I go out with very experienced pickers, like my neighbour, I'll not pick any on my own. Again I wanted to take a picture of the dinner I made using the chantrelles but, well...I ate before I had a chance.
Here they are in all their glory before I cooked them up.