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Old 10-30-2022, 09:47 PM
 
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Growing up, we often saw small white one spring up overnight. The adults called them Devil's Food. I have no idea whether they were poisonous, but we never chanced it.
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Old 10-31-2022, 04:22 AM
 
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Did it attack someone?? What did I miss??

My xhubby loved to forage for mushrooms. He'd come home elated. Pretty sure he was partaking of the "funny" kind to be THAT elated

Yet on occasion when he did find a variant that baffled his skills, He'd take it over to our neighbor. The guy was a professor at the university and studied fungus.

I detested mushrooms so he never had to be concerned that I was going to take from his stash. He did get complimented on his dinner courses when his home foraged mushrooms were used. He did have a knack for creative dishes! Thank goodness he didn't poison anyone!
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Old 10-31-2022, 05:22 PM
 
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My parents were mushroom foragers. Shaggy manes are great, easy to identify, and very tasty.

We used to get pasture mushrooms in cow fields. They are the same as the white mushrooms you buy in the supermarket. They have snow whie tops and pink gills. If the gills are white, you don’t pick them.

Sometimes we would find what my dad called Horse Mushrooms. Identical to the small white ones, but huge, some the size of dinner plates! My dad had a particular field to get them. He and my Uncle, Dad’s brother, would go early in the mornings.
One morning the cows were all out in the field, very curious as to what the guys were doing. So my uncle decides to give one to the lead cow. That was the very last time they found mushrooms in that field!
My father used to get stump mushrooms in the woods, he called them Stumpies. Might be the same as what Parnassia above called chicken mushrooms? So good.

I don’t trust my knowledge enough to try foraging, but they sure can be good!
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Old 10-31-2022, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Shaggy manes are the only one I trust myself to harvest. I owned a piece of property that on some years produces a lot of them and most years a few. On the years just a few come up the neighbors let me pick them from their yards.
You would recognize giant puffballs. I've always wanted to find one.
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Old 10-31-2022, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Canada
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......Sometimes we would find what my dad called Horse Mushrooms. Identical to the small white ones, but huge, some the size of dinner plates! My dad had a particular field to get them. He and my Uncle, Dad’s brother, would go early in the mornings.
One morning the cows were all out in the field, very curious as to what the guys were doing. So my uncle decides to give one to the lead cow. That was the very last time they found mushrooms in that field!........
LOL. That's funny.

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Old 11-01-2022, 01:07 PM
 
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LOL. That's funny.

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Sounded like a great way to shoot oneself in the culinary foot to me!
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