When Foraging Goes Too Far

Not delicious.
Not delicious. Photo: iStockphoto

“I think there’s a cluster of hen in the woods growing near my apartment. I live in Chinatown and there is a lost of trash (not to mention dog business) in the area. After a good wash, would they be safe to eat?” —A precocious City Room reader to mushroom expert Gary Lincoff in today’s group mushroom-therapy session. [City Room/NYT]