Morels gone bad!?
lorelei at TELEPORT.COM
Fri May 5 01:02:08 EST 1995
I too have reasoned that morels simply dry in situ. But I have
found that the very large morels that have been morels a lonnnnngggg
while are very strong and taste terrible. These usually will have
somewhat orange stipes. The stipes additionally will appear coarsely
We also have noted that there appears to be a larger percentage
of poisonings from drier areas of Oregon -- near the Blue Mountains --
every spring. I suspect this may in fact be due to spoilage occurring on
My feeling is that if you recognize what a good morel tastes like
-- and more importantly what a good morel smells like when fresh -- you
probably won't go wrong.
Also -- I have found that what appears irresistible in the field
often appears less than tempting in the kitchen. It may have something
to do with the abated fervor AFTER the hunt.
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