Secretive Foragers Are Cashing in on a Mushroom Bonanza

U.S. News 

Foraging may be an old-fashioned hobby, but it can now also bring serious money, thanks to Philadelphia's restaurant boom and to chefs who are embracing wild foods. Mushroom hunters -- ranging from amateurs like Bischoff who happen upon edible treasures practically in their own backyards to professionals who sometimes travel hundreds of miles in search of virgin territory -- are increasingly knocking on restaurant kitchen doors to turn their fungal finds into fast cash (or at least to barter for a free meal).