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The Mushroom Hunter (Rebroadcast)


The Mushroom Hunter (Rebroadcast) "There are old mushroom hunters and bold mushroom hunters, but there are no old, bold mushroom hunters." That sentiment is well-known in the community of mushroom hunters because collecting the wide variety of fungi used in so many dishes can reap financial benefits, but it can also be a deadly experience. Today Chef Peter Reinhart brings along a local mushroom hunter and a chef who works for a mushroom growing company. They will teach us the basics about these enigmatic objects that are closely related to mold. Join us for a field guide to mushroom hunting and cooking. Guests Peter Reinhart - Chef-on-Assignment, Johnson and Wales University Reed Patterson - Mushroom Hunter Bob Engel - Chef Liaison, Gourmet Mushrooms Inc. Since this is an encore presentation, we won't be able to include your comments. Originally Aired: 3/26/2010 Recipes | Some of Bob Engel's recipes (like Maitake Mushroom Bread Pudding) Photos | See some of the mushrooms in WFAE's studio Blog | A Cook's Tour of Gourmet Mushrooms by Bob Engel Recommended | Fungi website by Tom Volk Recommended | MushroomExpert.com Add and read comments