Mushroom for Idiots

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I recently joined the Mycological Association of Washington, DC and I learning to forage.  I have no scientific knowledge of fungi but I do have an emotional connection to mushrooms as I use to pick them when I was a youngster when my mother and I would go to a near by field.  She knew what she was doing.  I hope to learn!  I participated in the cooking class sponsored by MAW.  My recipe was simple:  Chicken of the Woods vs. Hen of the Woods, both served over rice.

Did you know that fungi is a kingdom more like the animal kingdom because members of both kingdoms cannot make their own nutrients (like plants can).