c.davidson at biotech.cam.ac.uk
Mon Dec 4 07:57:46 EST 2000
<truffler1635 at my-deja.com> wrote in message
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> Mycophagy is the eating of fungi. I used to think that I didn't know much
> about this subject. But in adding the species I have tried over the past
> 15-25 years, I suddenly realized I've eaten quite a few species.
> How many and what kind have you eaten?
Hmmmm... Here goes (dunno if this is a complete list, it's always so hard to
remember them all). I've been lucky in that I've lived in several cities in
the UK, with very different geologies and climates. I've been into mushrooms
for about 11 years.
I've also been meaning to compile a list for ages, so here goes. Apologies
for dodgy taxonomy (especially the Russulas) and spelling.
Oddly enough, I've never eaten any of the milk caps. Something about the
smell has always put me off.
Marasmius oreades (but who hasn't?)
Cantharellus infundibuliformis (over rated)
Boletus luridus (only later have I found that some people can't eat it)
Grifola gigantea (MUCH underrated, very tasty when young)
Leccinum scabrum (blandest mushroom on the planet)
Pleurotus ostreatus (several coloured varieties, from almost white to nearly
black, and one with a greenish tinge)
Coprinus atramentarius (when I was too young to get served at the pub)
Lepiota rhacodes var. hortensis (new on me this year, I was surprised by how
much it differs from other L. rhacodes)
Amanita rubescens (very well cooked, not worth it!)
Tricholoma rutilans (looks much better than it tastes)
Ryssula xerampelina (how IS the taxonomy on this one these days?)
Russula claroflava (the best russula, IMHO)
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