(BRANDON HANSEN/Chewelah Independent)
ARE YOU A GATHERER IN THE MAKING?: Award winning outdoorsman talks about the nature of mushroom hunting…
The Pacific Northwest is perhaps a perfect setting for prospective mushroom hunters, and Langdon Cook is coming to Chewelah to show you just how to get started.
“Our region has a long history of mushroom hunting,” Cook said. “People who enjoy the outdoors or good food can be easily converted into hardcore mushroom hunters. It’s a hobby that gets you into the woods and mountains by day and then into the kitchen at night, which is a great way to live in my opinion.”
As an accomplished writer of several award-winning books, and having been published in numerous magazines, newspapers and online journals, Cook should know about them more than most. Cook has been on PBS and the Travel Channel but can be seen in person at the Chewelah Public Library on October 9 and Oct. 10 at 6 p.m.
“I’ve been hunting mushrooms since first moving to the Pacific Northwest nearly 30 years ago, but I only started delving into their cultural and economic importance in the past decade or so when I started researching my book,” Cook said.