Andrew Zimmern Hunts and Gathers
We foraged for these beautiful chicken-of-the-woods mushrooms on the grounds of the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. These mushrooms literally taste like chicken. We took our goods to the Market Place restaurant, where I was thrilled that the chefs recognized all the different types. Nothing like consuming a poisonous mushroom to ruin your day! But seriously, the commitment to serious food knowledge in this town, especially food from fields and forests, is inspiring.
Photo courtesy of the Travel Channel.