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Old 04-26-05, 08:06 AM
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Does anyone else here bicycle to your mushroom hunting spots?

The season has finally started.
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Ewwwww mushrooms!


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I do, but usually in the fall for Chanterelle mushrooms. I love morels, and had some fresh ones just last week, yummy. How do you like to cook them? share any tips.
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I like the one's that you get off of cow pies that make you laugh a lot and see stuff.
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Originally Posted by Shifty
I do, but usually in the fall for Chanterelle mushrooms. I love morels, and had some fresh ones just last week, yummy. How do you like to cook them? share any tips.

usually just pan fried in butter, once in awhile I might bread them
beforehand.

Fried up with some Emeril's chicken sausage is good too.
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Originally Posted by krispistoferson
I like the one's that you get off of cow pies that make you laugh a lot and see stuff.

Those don't grow around here
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Where do they grow in your area, what kind of terrain or woods do you look in? In Oregon morels grow thick where there has been a recent forest fire. The following spring after the fire, and until the trees grow back morels will be plentiful. We get lots of commercial pickers too, so you need to be quick if you want to pick them yourself.
If you like morels you'd like chanterelles too, have you had them? Big, orange beauties with a nutty flavor.
I make a cream base mushroom and leek soup with morels, boletes and chanterelles, with fresh herbs and a bagette, hummm, time for breakfast.
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Originally Posted by MERTON
they're truffels if ya find them in the ground, right?
Right, and if you know where to find them in large quantities you could pay for college, they bring BIG bucks.
You can train a dog to find them by smell, and in europe they use pigs to sniff them out. BTW they are delicious!
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http://www.erowid.org/plants/mushrooms/mushrooms.shtml

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I tried to, but I kept falling off on the way home (and smelled remarkably
like cowpies.

I didn't think Truffles grew in the US. In fact I've not heard of
them growing anywhere but beneath oak trees in France
(at a couple hundred bucks a pound).

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Why do I keep thinking of Elliot and ET bicycling past the moon, while that music plays in the background...
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Dunno about that, magic mushies can send ya crazy... Wouldnt fancy trying to ride home after downing a couple of those little bad boys....
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Originally Posted by MERTON
so if i were to find truffels here where would i sell them?

Dude, you are not going to find truffles. Do not eat wild mushrooms, they may kill you if you don't know what you are doing. Why don't you do some googling for info. jeez.
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Merton, you are too much, if you found white truffles, send them to me there are several buyers in Oregon. Just don't send me toad stools!!! Toad stools will not get you through college!

This is from Encyclopedia.com:
The tasty Oregon white truffle, T. gibbosum, for example, grows only on the roots of the Douglas fir tree, which is dependent upon the fungus for its mineral nutrition. Truffles are widespread in distribution and are found in a wide variety of habitats.
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Shifty,

thanks for that info. I was always under the impression they were
mostly france.
some people are taking this WAY to seriously. . . .

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Originally Posted by lotek
Shifty,

thanks for that info. I was always under the impression they were
mostly france.
some people are taking this WAY to seriously. . . .

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No problem, I think truffles are common in Italy too, but you are right the french always made truffles a national past time. There is a guy in Eugene who sells seedling douglas fir trees that are inoculated with truffle spores, plant the tree and have truffles as long as the tree lives.

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Originally Posted by scroz
Dunno about that, magic mushies can send ya crazy... Wouldnt fancy trying to ride home after downing a couple of those little bad boys....
I dunno, I think it's a lot more fun than riding after downing a six-pak...
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I dunno, I think it's a lot more fun than riding after downing a six-pak...
I haven't tried that( bicycling under that influence), but I'd like to....
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how to do tell the poison from the edible?
i find lots of mushrooms but too chicken to eat the roadside varietals.
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Originally Posted by KirkeIsWaiting
how to do tell the poison from the edible?
i find lots of mushrooms but too chicken to eat the roadside varietals.
There are some great regional identification guides, they usually have a step by step procedure to help you. The state agriculture or forestry dept. publish materials, or a local fungi club will assist. If you get it right your face turns yellow , but get it wrong and you'll get da blues .
The original post in this thread has pictures of morels, which are a spring bloom, pretty distinctive by the phalic shape, if it has a waxy feel and smells mild, you've go it right. Not any false morels that I know of.
Take a class or find someone how knows their stuff the first time.
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how to do tell the poison from the edible?
i find lots of mushrooms but too chicken to eat the roadside varietals.
I asked my friend to taste them.
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