Bush Tucker and Inspiration

Yesterday was a very special day when I learnt from one of the best.

Ro Anderson from Whole Larder Love showed me and a bunch of others how to forage for mushrooms on the forest floor.

We identified Slippery Jacks, Saffron Milk Caps and Blewit mushrooms.

I got to use my favourite old Buck Knife to pluck the mushrooms, whilst walking many miles listening to Ro. It was fascinating and inspiring hearing his stories on self sufficiency, hunting, fishing and gardening, not to mention his wealth of knowledge on mushrooming.

After collecting baskets full of mushrooms, Ro performed his magic and prepared a heavenly feast in the tranquil woodland setting.

Combining butter, Ro’s own olive oil, homegrown herbs and garlic, pimentón, homemade chorizo, homemade 12 day cured bacon and a dollop of mascarpone cheese, the mushrooms were divine.  I was in heaven with every mouthful.

We toasted turkish bread rolls over the campfire, and were served the mushroom culinary delight on the rolls. It truly was the tastiest bush tucker I’ve ever had.

We finished our feast with some slow cooked lamb leg which melted in your mouth. It was served in a roll with fresh picked rocket from Ro’s garden, local cheese, onions and chilli sauce. It was a party for the taste buds, the flavours were awesome. I rolled out of that forest completely satisfied.

After the day in the forest I’m inspired to create some awesome belts and accessories for fathers day presents, celebrating the the Aussie Bushman.

Cheers to Ro, you’re such a fungi!