About Drfugawe

Some of you will immediately recognize that Drfugawe is descended from the ethereal spirit of “fugawe”, who  possessed not only a profane nature, but an inherent ability to lose himself in any venture in which he engaged.  or on any path he wandered.  I share that special fugawe nature, only at a much higher spirit level than my forebear, thereby earning an advanced degree of affliction, and the title of Dr!

For all the rest of you, … well, some day when we know each other better, maybe then we can talk more openly of the spirit world of fugawe.

My worlds center on food, that is, I live to eat.  As a result, almost all of the interests that will appear in this blog will have a relationship to food, ie, gardening, mushrooming, clamming, baking, cooking, etc.  My goal will always be to unlock the secrets of these worlds, to gather them and share them – and perhaps as we journey together, we’ll find our way.  You are welcome to join me in my journey.

Contact me:  drfugawe at gmail dot com

12 Responses to About Drfugawe

  1. Mary Smiley says:

    Hey Doc, You finding any morels down your way yet? I’ve found some in a burn up here….photos on my blog

    what’s new with you?

  2. Ron says:

    Can you blanch chanterell mushrooms and then vaccume seal and freeze them? THank you, Ron

  3. drfugawe says:

    If by blanch, you mean precook in boiling water, I guess you could – but my chosen process, and that of most ‘shroomers I know, is to dry saute them in a large fry pan or wok – really high heat, no oil, butter or anything – let them release their water – let water evaporate, let the mushrooms cool down, and they’re ready for vac packing and freezing. More under mushrooms here in this blog.

    Enjoy – and fill that bucket.

  4. Margot says:


    Thank you for the lovely fruitcake recipe, I will make it shortly and let you know how much I love it, as I know I will. What would be best for aging Brandy, Rum, or?
    Thank you,

  5. drfugawe says:

    You ask a tough question, because it’s such a personal choice – if I were the eater, I’d do some dark rum – actually, I doubt you could mess it up, it’s going to taste good no matter what you pour over it!

    Enjoy – and do let me know what you think.

  6. Hi, nice to meet you !

  7. Frances Quinn says:

    Hey Dr! I noticed in your food links that you use Rhulman. I have also used his site and did buy his book Charcuterie. What I like about him is that he is not above answering e-mail that is sent to him. He seems to be very down to earth even though he is sort of a celebrity.

    • drfugawe says:

      Morning Frances,
      Yeah, I think he’s very approachable for someone at his ‘public’ level – I think he has meats down very well, but I’m not so sure about a few of his ideas, such as his book of ‘Ratios’, which is a little over the top, I think.

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  9. Patricia says:

    Thank you so very much for sharing.

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