This is a simple hen of the woods recipe where you slice the mushroom in big ‘steaks,’ then sear it under a weight.
squashes and pumpkins
This squash curry from Ethiopia shares many of the same elements as an Indian curry, but with a slightly different mix of spices.
A classic smooth butternut squash soup, spiked with bacon and garnished with pumpkin seeds and smoked paprika.
Wild turkey tamales? You bet. And to make these even more autumnal, I add roast pumpkin or squash to the masa.
There are a million recipes for pumpkin or squash soup on the Internet, but I’d like to think mine is a little different — thanks to bacon and creme fraiche. You stew the squash with diced bacon, then puree everything. It’s made of win.
When a passerby asked recently if I’d found any chanterelles, I casually told him no, even though my pack was full of them. Hiding your secret spots is all part of living off the wild.