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It’s possible to hunt for the nine species of mushrooms Montreal and Quebec has to offer in nature, but it can be a time-consuming and frustrating undertaking. It requires a great deal of expertise and knowledge and can be risky, particularly if you pick the wrong type of mushroom.
Fungi Fantasia: A Guide to Shroom Discovery in the Heart of Montreal
Foraged mushrooms are an essential part of a well-stocked pantry, and they can be found all year round in the wild, especially when it’s cold or rainy. But the most exciting finds come from the forests of the city, where there’s a constant supply of fresh and delicious varieties.
Inside Laprise’s kitchen, a walk-in fridge brims with platters of snow oyster, bluefoot, chanterelle and porcini mushrooms, all handpicked by local mushroomers with whom he has built up strong relationships over the years. He explains that each mushroom has its own flavour, but the most important thing is to keep an open mind and to try everything. He has a preference for the delicate peach-coloured chanterelle, while his wife favours the chubby, stocky morels.