Dried Armillariella Mellea poisonous?
gren at gram.demon.co.uk
Thu Sep 14 06:18:00 EST 1995
In article <slim-1309952110100001 at ptpm009.olympus.net>, slim at olympus.net
(David Thielk) wrote:
> By the way, I have heard that some people respond to the honey mushroom
> (A. mellea) in the manner you described. Perhaps it is some sort of
> volatile toxin that is destroyed in cooking.
> David Thielk
Antonio Carluccio, the London-based Italian restaurateur, fungophile and
author of A Passion for Mushrooms (an excellent cookbook), rates A. mellea
very highly, but always blanches them before cooking (ie, briefly immerses
them in boiling water), stating that this destroys a mild poison that can
cause stomach upsets in some people.
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