How to Find Hen of the Woods Mushrooms

Editor’s Note: Today I’d like to explain a little bit about exactly where to find hen of the woods mushrooms because they’re totally excellent edibles and they grow in some abundance east of the Rocky Mountains. Hen of the woods’ scientific name Read More

Craterellus Mushrooms – Black Trumpets and Others

Editor’s Note: The genus Craterellus has some very tasty and interesting mushrooms in its ranks, including the black trumpet (Craterellus fallax, Craterellus cornucopioides, or Craterellus species 01, depending on where you live), the winter chanterelle (Craterellus tubaeformis), and the fragrant chanterelle (Craterellus odoratus). This article is Read More

Indigo Milky Caps – An Admirable Edible NC Mushroom

Editor’s Note: Every time I sit down to write an article about one of the many delicious species NC edible mushrooms, I am tempted to start my notes with an exclamation about how it’s one of my favorite fungi of all time. Read More

Chanterelle Hunting in North Carolina and Beyond

Editor’s Note: Well, it’s springtime here in North Carolina, and the black morels (Morchella angusticeps) should start appearing soon, followed by yellow morels (Morchella esculentoides, Morchella diminutiva, and Morchella virginiana). This means that groves of tulip poplar, ash, hickory, and American elm are pretty much the Read More

What Is It/Can I Eat It? Mushroom Forays for Novices

Editor’s Note: Well, it’s (more or less) morel season here in North Carolina, and so it’s soon time for our local black morels (Morchella angusticeps) and yellow morels (Morchella esculentoides, Morchella diminutiva, and my personal favorite North Carolina morel, Morchella virginiana), to make an appearance Read More

Morel Mushroom Recipes

Writing this post about my favorite morel mushroom recipes is bittersweet, because morels are delicious but I have not eaten any in an entire month! Morels are great edible mushrooms, true, but they are very expensive and try as I might, I never Read More

彩63彩票手机官网Eastern U.S. Black Morels – Morchella angusticeps

The 2015 morel mushroom season is fast approaching in the United States, and here in my home state of North Carolina, local mycophiles have started to post previous years’ pictures to local forums and excitedly speculate about when the black morel Read More

The Spring King Bolete, Boletus rex-veris

Quick Editorial Note Before I dive into this article about spring king boletes (Boletus rex-veris), I wanted to quickly note that the comments on this blog are working again. I had a few technical issues over the past couple weeks, Read More

The Many Faces of Porcini Mushrooms

Ahh, porcini mushrooms. How I do dote on thee. The name “porcini” applies to a cluster of mushroom species in the Boletus genus, and they are all edible and quite delicious. I have a penchant for adding porcini powder to almost anything Read More

Cooking Porcini Mushrooms – Tips and Tricks

One of the most distressing experiences in mycophagy (the practice of eating exotic mushrooms while being a word nerd who makes up silly names for routine matters like lunch) is trying a mushroom that everyone raves about and being disappointed or Read More