Foraging

Heather Cleveland of San Francisco collects pigs ears, (Gomphus clavatus) part of the Chanterell mushroom family, Saturday Dec. 27, 2014 at Salt Point State Park on The Sonoma coast. (Photo courtesy: Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2014

Recent Rains Bring Mushroom Boom To Bay Area Markets, Menus

Lands parched by a three-year drought just a few months ago are now seeing an explosion of both poisonous and edible mushrooms.

12/30/2014

Chez Panisse owner Alice Waters said wild foods provide a direct connection to the outside world, untouched by human influence. (Scott Wintrow/Getty Images)

Foodies Turn To Foraging To Connect With Nature

When Chef Josh Skenes first sought the flavor of Northern California, he went to local growers. Then he went beyond farms, joining a growing number of urbanites who are returning to humanity’s first pursuit — foraging — in a search for food that satisfies a deeper hunger.

CBS San Francisco–09/13/2010

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