Friday, October 19, 2007

I pick mushroom therefore I'm French

When you are in France, when it's the fall season and when you don't have much to do, you go picking mushrooms! Oh yeah!
The hardest thing when picking mushrooms is actually knowing when it's a good or bad mushroom. Yes some of them can be fatal. Luckily, the city of Paris helps you to distinguish the eatable ones from the non-eatable ones. It takes place at the Parc Floral de Paris, until October 21st.
There you find different species and explanations under each of them. Of course the mushrooms are refilled whenever one is "out of order" by the many people who harvest them.
The Mycologic French Society is the organizer of the event.
But don't get fooled, picking mushrooms is a real art and trust me, people who know the bons coins champignons (the right spots to pick mushrooms) won't tell anyone, even on their beathbed. Don't you know food is above everything in France!? Because this is the kind of secret you get from your parents, who got it from your grandparents and so on ... a real family secret!

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