Episode 60: Taming the Wild Mushroom

May 2, 1998

We're foraging for mushrooms this week with mycologist Alan Bessett, author of Taming the Wild Mushroom. While some of us may venture into our local woods, most of us do our foraging in the marketplace. The selection of exotic mushrooms has exploded in the local grocery—we thought it time for a guide. Our road-food experts, Jane and Michael Stern, take us to Kentucky—not for the Derby, but for a local specialty, burgoo, and grocery guru Al Sicherman takes us back to an American basic—Cream of Mushroom Soup.

Broadcast dates for this episode:

  • May 2, 1998