Today the lovely Susie came all the way from Baltimore to get her tattoo!
The pictures: the real black chanterelle she found that inspired the tattoo; Melanie’s pen drawing rendition; the finished tattoo; the AMAZING present Susie made! It includes a beer from Baltimore, a jar of pickled black chanterelles, and candy cap (sweet mushroom) cookies!!!
All in all, so amazing. Thank you Susie!
I was mucking about in the mushroom kingdom (within the context of an article, anyway) over the last couple of days and found Susie’s full-circle fungus adventure to be an interesting segue. The flourish of the antler-esque chanterelle caught my eye, and then, of course, the beer.
Considering all of the “inspired” but terrible tattoos I’ve seen in my day, the mycological simplicity of this one is refreshingly elegant. And who knew you could make cookies with mushrooms, anyhow?
If you have a good recipe for them, message us. Please include “to Matt and his perplexing culinary penchants” somewhere early on. It’s just easier if Ann knows the strangeness relates to me.
Fans of fungus may also want to have a look at the contributions of Dr. Roy Halling on our blog proper. As our Curator of Mycology, he’s probably forgotten more about deathcaps, morels, woodears and the hallucinogenic curiosities of Alice in Wonderland than most of us will ever know. —MN