Even for mushroom-hunting novices, morels are easy to identify. Hard to find, but easy to be sure you’re not getting something poisonous!
Go out on your first morel hunt with an experienced huntsman (or woman) and stop when they tell you. You’ll probably not see a single morel, but you’ll most likely be standing in the middle of a handful, or more. They’re really well camouflaged and are very hard to see in the leaf litter around the base of of a tree.
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Daniel Klein is the founder, editor, producer and director of The Perennial Plate. This series promotes his passions of food, filmmaking and activism.