I can’t help but think that if my mógu mission had not turned fungal fiasco I might never have made some adventurous strangers into lifelong friends.
There are great things about being a foodie in far-off places. Food often supersedes language. Even though I don't speak Chinese, the mushrooms speak for me.
Mushrooms, or mógu, are this mountainside’s moneymaker. What legends and traditions surround this fungal fortune?
Leigh Bush shares her humorous food and travel stories from China.