A guide to hunting for Morels. Mushroom hunting can be a wonderful, healthy outdoor experience to share with family and friends. But the thrill of the hunt is only half the enjoyment. This guide to hunting for morel mushrooms will help you find these delicious […]
My name is Sorin and I’m an engineer in virtual reality, living in Lausanne, Switzerland. Even though I am a member to Swiss Mycological Association “La Myco du Jorat”, I am no foraging expert, but I used this project as a way for me to study the wild edibles that grow in Switzerland.
I also have been able to spend time with other colleagues of the mycological association, knowledgeable foragers, harvesting and eating a wide variety of fungi and plants.
This website is not finished, but I aim for it to be a continuous project and to keep adding pictures and information about mushrooms and plants as I get to them as well recipes to give you ideas on how to cook them and preserve them.
I have always been fascinated by indigenous cultures, and I think this is what drew me to foraging. For thousands of years humans fulfilled all their needs by foraging and hunting in the ecosystem around them. Reading about the different uses they had for each plant, animal, or fungus and the harvest methods they practiced demonstrated how well they understood their environment. They had a deeper, and more reciprocal, relationship with the organisms they lived next to than I see in myself and my current culture. I believe that foraging is one step that can bring me closer to this type of relationship.