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Got foraging questions? Alexis Nikole Nelson shares her knowledge.

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Every Wednesday at noon, Food section staff members and guests answer your cooking questions. You can submit a question in advance in the box below. Just remember to return when we’re live, or read the transcript after the chat ends.

Mushrooms are IT right now. From common portobellos to fancy chanterelles, we’re experiencing a mushroom mania that expounds from trying new varieties to learning how to seek them out in nature. They’ve become an entryway into the larger world of foraging — procuring edible goods from nature instead of the grocery store.

Are you interested in foraging? Do you need some guidance on what to do with foraged foods? We’ve invited Alexis Nikole Nelson, a TikTok creator, also known as @theblackforager on Instagram, who has amassed millions of followers with fun educational videos on identifying and cooking with foraged goods to answer any questions you have about foraging. You can read more about Nelson here and check out her videos here.

And if you have other cooking questions, your usual Food team is here to answer those, too!

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