Cape Town Etc went to the forest to forage for wild, edible mushrooms right here in Cape Town. Take a trek into the wild of the Cape Town surrounds with our editor Justin (who also happens to be an accomplished mushroom forager) and our food editor Chiara.
For those who’d prefer to skip the trip in the woods, and rather dine at a restaurant where wild mushrooms are served, La Tête, ASH and Greenhouse are great places to experience these delicacies, while Oranjezicht City Farm Market Day at Granger Bay occasionally sells these delicacies too.
6 Saffron Milk Caps (Pine Ring mushrooms)
For the walnut lemon gremolata;
For the buttered crostini;
Heat a griddle pan until smoking, drizzle mushrooms with olive oil, salt and pepper.
TIP: Use your favourite mushroom for this dish, button mushrooms work perfectly.
Please note that it is not advised to gather wild mushrooms without consulting an expert.
Recipe & styling Chiara Turili
Photography Andreas Eiselen / Imaad Griffiths