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Oh Morel, You Magic Mystical Mushroom!

Well, it’s April and the midwest is abuzz with mushroom talk – that’d be morel mushroom talk. Groups gather in March to chart the weather, discuss the search plan, and return to “that” place you discovered the treasure of morels under the dead log. It could be considered a “cult” activity, because as a morel hunter, like Fight Club, you never speak of “that” place (or Fight Club for that matter).

The morel is considered a delicacy for the vast majority of the country, selling anywhere from $25 per pound and up. But when you live in “Driftless Country,” morels are a staple around this time of year. And if you can find them, they are free.

Now, this is supposed to be an article focused on drinks. Before I set out to write this little ditty, I thought: what kind of drink is made with mushrooms, let alone morels? Gross! Well, I could not be farther from the truth, and shame on me for thinking any other way.

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After 18 years working in the food and beverage industries of Chicago and San Francisco, Angela and Carolyn started a private chef and catering company, Life’s a Feast, in the tri-state area. They embrace their passion of cooking, entertaining, and creating one-of-a-kind experiences for their clients. Carolyn and Angela now share their passion with viewers on their cable show Life’s a Feast, available on Mediacom and their YouTube channel, Life’s a Feast LLC. Both share their expertise on food and wine on our website, their website, as well as their Facebook page. Recipes and photos are the copyrighted and intellectual property of Life’s a Feast, LLC.


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