“Oh yeah, he’s a mushroom person. “
I heard this several times during the afternoon as Patrick Hamilton, our mushroom foraging expert, was referring to yet another very notable chef who he’s foraged with over the years. And why should I be surprised? The best chefs truly care about ingredient quality, and there’s no better way to guarantee that than to source your own produce. It was with those words from Patrick that I suddenly felt like I had become privy to the “insider’s foraging scene” of the restaurant industry. I certainly had no idea foraging was a thing among chefs when I decided to sign up for an afternoon of mushroom hunting through ForageSF!