Wild Edibles – Cooking With Jew’s Ear

The other week me and my friend Szymon had a go at some outdoor cooking with foraged Jew’s Ear – a common edible fungi that you can find all year round even in urban environments such as London. It grows  predominately on dead Elder.

Jew's Ear, Auricularia auricula-juda

Jew’s Ear, Auricularia auricula-juda

Jew's Ear, Auricularia auricula-juda

Jew’s Ear, Auricularia auricula-juda

Szymon has a youtube channel focusing on bushcraft; he has been teaching me basic survival skills such as primitive fire making – I plan to incorporate more of this in to my blog in the future as it’s something I am very interested in. I love to camp and hike (and generally be outdoors) so these sorts of skills are really useful to have, not to mention it’s great fun! So here is the video we made of us cooking an oriental style broth using tofu, garlic, ginger, noodles, soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, chili and, of course, Jew’s Ear mushrooms. Enjoy 🙂