Instagram star from Minnesota has her cookbook recalled because of toxic ingredients

Johnna Holmgren has 132,000 followers on Instagram.
Author:
Publish date:

We're used to seeing tainted food recalled, less so tainted recipes.

But that's what has happened this past week to a Minnesota blogger and Instagram star, whose first cookbook contains potentially poisonous ingredients.

Rodale Books announced it will cease promoting and discontinue the publication of Johnna Holmgren's book, Tales from a Forager's Kitchen: The Ultimate Field Guide to Evoke Curiosity and Wonderment with More Than 80 Recipes and Foraging Tips.

The reason is because one of the recipes is for a smoothie that calls for the use of raw morel mushrooms and raw elderberries, while another recipe also involves raw morels dipped in chocolate and chilled.

The issue? Both of these ingredients are toxic if they're not cooked.

As Buzzfeed notes, the recipe came in for some questions among buyers on Amazon, prompting Holmgren to respond that the book is meant for "adventurous eaters," noting that she and her husband have never had any problems eating raw mushrooms.

Follow Bring Me The News on Instagram

Nonetheless a recall followed, with retailers now being encouraged to return their stock, and offering full refunds to customers who've bought the book.

Consuming raw morels can lead to nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.

Holmgren is behind the blog Fox Meets Bear, and has amassed more than 132,000 followers on Instagram as she posts about life with her husband (a chalk artist) and their three children at their home in Minnesota's woodlands.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2021-02-27 at 9.39.00 AM

Teen wounded in 'accidental shooting' in Moorhead

The 18-year-old was shot in the abdomen.

Kirill Kaprizov / Minnesota Wild

Watch: Another absurd night for Kaprizov as his legend grows

Kaprizov scored a crazy wrap-around goal in the Wild's victory over the Kings.

uber-eats-4709288_1920

DoorDash, Uber Eats bump service fees for Twin Cities customers

After Minneapolis and St. Paul limited what companies can charge restaurants, DoorDash and Uber are charging customers about a dollar more

hockey rink ice arena

Hill-Murray girls' hockey shut down after 3 players with COVID symptoms kept playing

The players showed 'complete disregard' for the school's COVID

Screen Shot 2019-02-12 at 6.18.55 AM

Narrow band of intense snow to bring up to 7 inches to Minnesota

A winter storm watch has been issued where more than 6 inches could pile up.

Icicles; frozen; winter

As Minnesotans brace for huge gas bills, state ups assistance to $1200

Texas wasn't the only state impacted by February's arctic blast.

Kirill Kaprizov / Minnesota Wild

3 first-period goals lead Wild over Kings

With three goals in just over three minutes, the Wild sealed their fifth straight victory.

butcher and the boar

Butcher & the Boar makes comeback with new ownership

Local hospitality company Jester Concepts has bought the brand. The new location is still being determined.

Related

Kellogg's orders a recall of Honey Smacks linked to salmonella

People in 31 states have fallen ill after eating the cereal.

Hey, don't eat those Honey Smacks

The CDC is advising ALL Americans not to eat the cereal following a salmonella outbreak.

Hy-Vee recalls 6 products over salmonella, listeria concerns

The grocery chain has stores in the Twin Cities and southern Minnesota.

Gohan's pop-up sushi bar is primed for Instagram

It's smaller than a restaurant, but not quite fit for a food truck.