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  1. I also use hen duxelles in pasta sauces
  2. I like to make duxelles with old hens and, as Dave suggested, use in soups. My favorite is wild rice and hen of the woods soup.
  3. I think you're right. Leccicum.
  4. Most likely this:https://www.mushroomexpert.com/tylopilus_felleus.html Take a small nibble, it should be bitter although some people don't taste the bitter and rate the mushroom a good edible.
  5. I don't see any reticulation on the stipe, so probably Xanthoconium.
  6. No ring, no scales. Slightly viscous to the touch. As big around as a dime.
  7. Italian raw Amanita caesarea salad with arugula and shaved parmigiano.
  8. I find a lot of these although fewer as the ash trees die out from the emerald ash borer. Too bad it's a lousy edible. To me, it tastes like wet cardboard.
  9. Green spore print is all the confirmation I need.
  10. I'll take a spore print to be sure.
  11. It's Chicken of the Woods. Edible, but not very digestible raw. See here: https://www.mushroomexpert.com/laetiporus_cincinnatus.html
  12. Please read this a try to get more pictures.
  13. Look up dead man's fingers, genus Xylaria.
  14. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/56268871-truffle-houndUse Excellent book about truffles.
  15. This is NOT a forum for discussing psychoactives. Take your question to www.shroomery.org.
  16. Luigi, I can't answer your question because I've never hunted them. If people can rake for them, I can't imagine that they're very deep.
  17. I've had them both and I would rate the Oregon ones as second only to Alba truffles. They got a bad reputation years ago when people only harvested them by raking, which led to a lot of unripe truffles being sold. No unripe truffle from anywhere is any good. Now that many people are using dogs, who only find ripe ones, their reputation has improved. In fact, the company where my friend got the truffles for me also have a business training dogs to hunt truffles. People still rake for them, which is unfortunate as it disturbs the habitat and will probably lead to fewer truffles where ever raking has occurred, unless the raker is very careful.
  18. Yes indeed! I plan to make tagliatelle with cream and parmigiano, with the truffle shaved on top. Later I'll make risotto al funghi crowned with shaved truffle. If there's any left, I'll use it for scrambled eggs.
  19. A friend surprised me with a great Christmas gift: Oregon white truffles,Tuber oregonense.
  20. Your coccora remind Italian Americans, who know both of the Caesar's, although people who've had both regard the Caesar's as superior in flavor. I've had insalata de porcini and ovoli, both eaten raw and somtimes in combination! They use the button sized caps, not anything bigger. You must be an experienced cacciatore de funghi to hunt coccora. I've heard of people mistaking the Spring version for the death cap, Amanita phalloide, most notably Sam Sebastiani Jr. of Sebastiani Vineyards. https://apnews.com/article/85dbb15b539f4de3519b55ef82acc24c
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