Magic Mushrooms – Good With Garlic

Sant Sadurni de l'Heura

Sant Sadurni de l’Heura

By Regina Winkle-Bryan

Who knew people could get so excited about fungus? A. and I were roaming around Girona, a couple hours north of Barcelona, and on one of those winding country roads pulled past a Mushroom Festival in Sant Sadurní de l´Heura. Of course we had to stop and check out the fungi.

There was fungus for sale, baskets for collecting it (mushroom caches are highly coveted, and placed in wicker baskets once plucked), fungi being cooked up on the BBQ, stuffed in sausages, and mixed into an enormous ‘paella’ dish (Spanish rice). We bought some ‘rovellons’, a tasty Catalan mushroom, and cooked them later that night with garlic and Italian parsley. Yum.

You can buy mushrooms seasonally all over Catalunya from October to late November.If you’re not up to heading to the countryside, search out the fungus among us at most Barcelona restaurants and any Barcelona market, such as the famous Boqueria.

If you want to catch the Mushroom festival in Sant Sadurní de l´Heura, check out the details at this link: Fira de Bolet

Check out the ‘seta’ experience in photos, below!:

Baskets for collecting mushrooms

Baskets for collecting mushrooms

the booty

the booty

Fungus on display

Fungus on display

dried fungi

dried fungi

A lot of stirring going on

A lot of stirring going on

Fall Color in Girona

Fall Color in Girona

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