Golden Polish Autumn is the best time of year to pick mushrooms in the forest. Thanks to the abundant resource of forests, Poland is filled with porcini, milk caps, chanterelles and all kinds of mushrooms from September to early November. 🍃🍂🍁🍄
It’s kind of like local seasonal activities that lots of families in Poland go mushroom picking in the forest at least once a year. It’s one of the Poles’ favorite pastimes as well, back to nature, surrounded by the beautiful sceneries and trying to find the hiding places of the tastiest ones. Mushroom is the gifts of autumn, you don’t need any permission to go picking, and there are no quantitative restrictions on how many mushrooms you can pick. But be careful not to pick the protected mushrooms, or destroy the inedible ones, you may get a hefty fine.
Poland has a long tradition of mushroom picking, and therefore mushrooms become basic ingredients for many traditional cuisines. There are many Polish mushroom dishes that have been invented, such as Mushroom soup with dried porcini, Sauerkraut & mushroom dumpling(pierogi), Hunter’s stew (bigos), and so on. If you don’t have much time to visit Poland then try some polish cuisines in a local restaurant would be an ideal option. 🥘🍻😉