- Posted September 8, 2013 by
September 08 - National Mushroom Day
September 8th is around the time in the UK when the mushroom picking season begins, and as such it has been designated our National Mushroom Day. The UK plays home to hundreds of varieties of edible mushrooms, from the very north of Scotland to the tip of Cornwall. Many thrive in warm damp areas, such as woodlands and dense copses, and others can be found in fields, particularly those home to sheep and cows.
Foraging for mushrooms yourself in the wild can result in a delicious cooking recipes for dinner, with a wide range of flavoursome varieties spouting across the country. Not only are you likely to find many types of edible mushrooms which are seldom available in supermarkets, but picking your own food also offers you a closer understanding of what you are eating. Sample a handful of freshly-foraged golden chanterelles fried in butter and seasoning, and you will discover a world of difference in flavour to the pre-packed white mushrooms commonly found in shops.