The Mushroom Hunter

My brother, Fred, who lives in southern France sent me some photos of his recent mushroom foraging during which he found over 30 kilos of cepes!! He wouldn’t tell me the exact location where he found these beauties, just that it was in a forest in the Perigord region. Apparently mushroom hunters are as secretive about their prize spots as truffle hunters and fishing fanatics! He did however send a stock photo of the forest where he found them and a photo of a typical village in that region of France.
Fred, I don’t think you have to worry about anyone finding your spot… not even a super sleuth could w/ so little info! Well, let’s take a look at his bounty!

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Thanks Fred… enjoy your beautiful ‘shrooms!!

Bruno

8 Responses to “The Mushroom Hunter”


  1. 1 kalyn

    Very interesting, and how wonderful to have a brother who lives in France. I hope you get to visit often!

    Looking forward to meeting you in a few weeks.

  2. 2 Ivonne

    That is so funny that he won’t tell you the exact location! Have you ever gone mushroom-hunting with him? You should!

  3. 3 barbara

    Ooooh they look nice. I hope you get to visit in season and enjoy a taste Bruno.

  4. 4 Bruno

    Kalyn – Believe it or not I haven’t had the opportunity to visit my brother, but plan to in the near future.
    Looking forward to meeting you at the workshop too.

    Ivonne – I’ve never gone mushroom hunting w/ Fred. If I do I’m sure I’ll be sworn to secrecy regarding the “mushroom zones”!!

    Barbara – I agree it would be great to pick and eat some of those beautiful ‘shrooms!

  5. 5 arfi binsted

    WOW!! what a crop!!! I sometimes found mushrooms under the pine trees or they’re just shooting up when we’ve got so much rain. I’ve got no idea if they are edible or not. Looking at your pictures, I certainly have had those somewhere shooting out from the lawn and paddock!!

  6. 6 Bruno

    Arfi – I agree, that’s one hell of a crop! I hope the mushrooms growing in your yard are the edible type…

  7. 7 arfi binsted

    that’s why i’ve taken pictures of them and i meant to send them to you if ever i know your email address :)

  8. 8 Bruno

    Arfi… just click on my name at the end of the post to send me an e-mail.

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