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Can You Name This Mushroom?


  • Chris
    Posted October 5, 2010 at 3:52 pm


    • John
      Posted October 5, 2010 at 4:26 pm


  • fairybekk
    Posted October 5, 2010 at 4:47 pm


  • Julia
    Posted October 6, 2010 at 10:12 am

    I heard you can eat Puffballs. True? (That picture is hilarious, btw, up top without the hand in it. Looks vaguely ominous.)

    • Post Author
      Posted October 6, 2010 at 9:02 pm

      Yep, you can eat 'em : ) We do it all the time. Plus Marion from Food Heroes identified them too. I trust her.

  • quinn
    Posted October 6, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    Be reeeeally careful here folks….be sure to get David Aurora's book Mushrooms Demystified or the pocket version for in the field. Bottom line…it appears to be a "Puff Ball" yet depends on the underside of said shroom. Also depends on where it was found,puff balls like clay type soil. Lastly as a general rule…DO NOT eat any white shrooms per se…why?…Cause the Aminita family (see Auora's book for explanation) is a dangerous family,as in the Death Cap, with several white shrooms.
    I stick to 5-6 shrooms only for safety sake. There are…. Porcini,Chantrell,Morel,Cyprus Agaracus,Oyster and the elusive PRINCE!!!! which tastes like almonds. One mushroom I would highly recommend you look into is the Matsutaki which grows next month in Northern Calif. I would buy some from pickers who will be out in droves and selling to the Japan fresh market. In a word….sublime!!!! Ciao…quinn in Carmel Valley

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