What the Shiitake!

If you’re a mushroom junkie, that’s not original. Nor is “you’re a funghi.”  (Get it, fun guy…)  But these totally tickled my funny bone again and again.

photo by E. Zahn

Friends and I discovered by complete accident that Kennett Square, PA is the mushroom capital of the world AND supplies the United States with 65% of its mushrooms. We got mushroom fever and bought pounds and pounds to take home.  Hen of the Woods, Royal Trumpet, Lion’s Mane. 

So, do people living there eat more mushrooms than elsewhere? Love them?  Hate them? Are they healthier? Are they on mushroom diets that deserve studying? Or is it like many things, when something’s in your backyard, you drive by and hardly notice. Could that even possibly be true for Napa and Sonoma.  Cheers!