My report is done and handed in! That means less work on that and more work on other things, like my poor neglected blog. Just because we're finished one assignment at culinary school doesn't mean we don't have to suffer, though.
The Gastronomy 1 semester has two separate groups with their own main teacher. Usually we work in kitchens that sit beside each other where we can run back and forth to steal each other's ingredients.
Today, the two groups got together to brave into the soggy Danish forest (where there are no dangerous creatures as long as you don't start poking badgers) and do some mushroom hunting. Now it rains quite a bit in Denmark, and I don't own rubber boots, so needless to say I came home a bit grumpy with cold, wet feet, (hence the suffering part plus I'm not a huge fan of spiders and I got my share of spiderwebs in the face today) but we were promised hot coffee and freshly-baked cinnamon buns for our troubles, which we munched on with glee.
The plan was simple enough: run around the forest, pick mushrooms, and don't get lost. You can see the pictures of our excursion and haul below.
As you can see from the pictures above, we had a huge haul of mushrooms. Very few deadly mushrooms were actually picked, which means that we all found more edible funghi in the forest than anything else. We also found lots of spiders and frogs and managed to spot a rather upset pheasant and startled a deer. Maybe they were eating the mushrooms.
Personally, it was the first time I really went mushroom hunting, as I'm a bit too nervous about killing people, but with a good book in hand, you can certainly tell the difference between the mushrooms and can sort them out. If you're uncertain about something, then just leave it be.
I hope you liked seeing out little mushroom adventure.
Until next time, Stay Chefy!
Hey there! My name is Lea, and I'm a Canadian Culinary student trying to survive chef life in Denmark. I want to share my journey, and some great food and experiences with others. I believe that anyone can be quite chefy!