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Jamie in the forrest with Gennaro?

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Jamie in the forrest with Gennaro?

RGC1982 | May 6, 2008 06:40 PM

I've always loved watching this guy because he seems so natural in the kitchen. He just seems to cook and season by feel. This weekend, however, it was a little over the top. He and Gennaro, bundled up for cold weather, and took a walk into the forrest to pick and cook wild mushrooms. They actually cooked in the forest over a fire, and came prepared with seasoning, cooking equipment and pre-made toast. There was even a scene in which Gennaro had Jamie propped up on his shoulders so that Jamie could reach a fungus growing high on the bark of a tree, presumably to be the star ingredient in his risotto.

Anyone else find this a little peculiar? Let's face it, I can't walk into the nearby woods to pick my food, unless I am planning on eating landscape specimens. It was fun to watch, I will admit, but a little weird for me. Maybe a little more focus on easily obtainable ingredients?

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