Glückspilz—Germany’s Lucky Mushroom

I don’t remember how old I was when I stopped picturing bright red caps with white spots when someone mentioned mushrooms. Perhaps when I started thinking of them as food instead of fairy furniture. But no matter how many shades of brown I imagine now, there is still something magical about those spotted red fungi.

On the Seventh Day of Imported Christmas, we learned that making our tree more adorable with tiny red mushrooms is, in fact, a German tradition.

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