Mushroom Hunting Season
This is a lesser known tradition in Spain, but when Autumn arrives that means it’s time for mushroom hunting. Mushrooms can be found in the planes, woodlands and mountains just outside of the city. They make the perfect addition to any fall or winter cuisine and are all the rave when you talk to any foodie. Mushrooms and truffles can be seen on every menu in every restaurant once the season begins. The time, effort, and preparation that goes into this Catalan tradition is quite admirable. Who knew fungi could cause such a craze! Learn how to celebrate and what to do during this mushroom hunting season.
Know Your Mushrooms
Mushrooms play a huge role in gastronomy in Barcelona and Catalonia. There are about 2,000 types of mushrooms that exist in Spain. Some of the most popular and highly reviewed are rovello, fredolic, ou de reig, ceps, camagroc, llanega and tofona negre.
Join A Facebook Group
If you are looking to find the best spots to find mushrooms or want to connect with other mushrooms lovers join a Facebook group. They post about meetups, good locations and share mushroom recipes. What better way to celebrate the season than to share with others who are just as passionate.
Take A Tour
Yes, you heard it here folks there are mushroom tours to take. Locals and tourists will hop on the metro or bus to escape the city to scout out the best mushrooms in Spain. You’ll collect the mushrooms in the forest and then it’s up to you to decide what to do with them. The possibilities are endless!