Langdon Cook: "The Mushroom Hunters"

"Mushroom Hunters" author Langdon Cook forages matsi mushrooms.
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"Mushroom Hunters" author Langdon Cook forages matsi mushrooms.

(Langdon Cook)

Langdon Cook: "The Mushroom Hunters"

How exotic mushrooms make it from the field to our plates. A mushroom forager takes us into the underground world of hunting for porcinis, morels and truffles.

The "king," the "trumpet," "the hedgehog." These are all names given to wild mushrooms by those who forage for them. It’s a world that author and mushroom forager Langdon Cook knows well. In his new book “Mushroom Hunters: On the Trail of an Underground America," we are introduced to the subculture of mushroom pickers and buyers who are responsible for finding the wild mushrooms that end up on our plates. Langdon Cook joins guest host Tom Gjelten in studio for the hour.

Guests

Langdon Cook

author, "The Mushroom Hunters: On the Trail of an Underground America."

Mushroom Hunting With Langdon Cook

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From the book "The Mushroom Hunters" by Langdon Cook. Copyright © 2013 by Langdon Cook. Reprinted by arrangement with Ballantine Books, an imprint of The Random House Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

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