For Minnesotans like myself, morels are prized. But this year in my home state and Iowa, I was left with only one mushroom to share between many.
This inspired a moral-foraging trip to Washington along with forager Langdon Cook, author of the book Fat of the Land. We went into the Eastern Cascades, many miles up the mountains and into a "burn zone." These much coveted spots are the birthing place of mountains of morels. Many of the morels sold across the nation come from burn zones.
Watch the video to learn more about morels, particularly the Washington version of this Minnesota treasure.
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