One thing that is positively “Czech” is the ancient pastime of mushroom picking, convincing some to even refer to it as the “national sport.”  Czechs have been picking mushrooms or “mushrooming” since the dawn of the country. And to this day, at least 2/3rds of the population go mushrooming at least once every single year. Every autumn, certain troves of forest floor start flourishing with mushrooms, and Czechs venture out to scoop up all the best loot (tax-free!).  The best mushrooming sessions are done with a local expert, or at least a mushroom identifying app to figure out which ones are good and which ones will kill you. As the Czechs sometimes say, “All of them are edible, but some ofContinue Reading