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Old May 11, 2008, 12:37 pm   #1
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Hen of the woods, boletus edilus, cauliflower fungus (I have only found one of these), and my favorite mushroom to cook with: m. rhacodes (shaggy parasol).

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Old May 11, 2008, 10:31 pm   #2
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Probably my top favorite is the Hen of the Woods. My wife prefers the Chickens. I actually enjoy the hens more than morels, it's just a ego thing to find the morels.

Oh...And of course the King Bolete's are wonderful as well!!!!
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Old May 12, 2008, 2:38 am   #3
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tastiest? the ones in my fry pan... I agree with all but will add Slip jacks...and of course Dryads but they are a mushroom that standing alone not that great...needs a BAM addition. IMO
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My favorites, not in order, Lobsters, Hen-o-the-woods, Boletes, Black trumpets, and Chantrelles (if canned first). Learned that canning secret from Shroom Vac. Gave me some to try and they are ten times better used canned, than fresh.
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Old May 12, 2008, 2:56 am   #5
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I'm going to have to write all these down.
i had no idea there was so many edible shrooms in them woods. Thanks
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Old May 12, 2008, 9:25 am   #6
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Stick with us during the off season and you will see when the various shrooms make their appearance and tips of where and how to pick them. Also, invest in at least one book (hopefully more) and the first book probably will be the Audubon guide Frank mentioned. Many of us have multiple books, but almost all of the "seasoned vets" have the Audubon and refer to it in posts. Also, there are a few mushroom groups that have "experts" in charge that meet around the state for the purpose of learning more about fungi. If there is such a society available near you that who be highly recommended. The next major flush of shrooms easily IDd is the oyster that comes on the heels of the morel season.

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Old May 12, 2008, 10:23 am   #7
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Sulphur Shelf (tastes like chicken!) and Crown-tipped Coral. As far as I know CTCoral is the only coral 'shroom worth eating at all. It has a distinctive, consistent two-fork tip. When you sautee it, it pops and crackles and may even hop right out of the pan. Other corals turn to mush, CTC gets crispy. No unpleasant intestinal activity with CTC. Other corals are a guaranteed trip to the can.
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Old May 12, 2008, 12:41 pm   #8
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I Love the Hen of the Woods, and they allot easier to spot.
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Old May 12, 2008, 1:09 pm   #9
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Originally posted by Happy Trails
Stick with us during the off season and you will see when the various shrooms make their appearance and tips of where and how to pick them. Also, invest in at least one book (hopefully more) and the first book probably will be the Audubon guide Frank mentioned.
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He speaks the truth. The people here really know whats up. I know I've learned a ton on these forums.

My favorite, easy-to-identify mushrooms are probably:
chanterelles
grifola frondosa (hen of the woods, sheepshead)
black trumpet (i usually find them when I'm looking for chanties)
various hericium species (i'm never looking for these specifically, but I find them often enough when looking for other shrooms that they're worthy of a mention)
king bolete - sadly don't grow where i hunt in PA :(

These are all very easy to identify, grow in great abundance, and are very tasty.
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Old May 12, 2008, 9:00 pm   #10
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KJ that is the way,ya got it. some have reactions . be careful...out of a family of 9 Scandinavians 2 have had bad tummys. Test a little bit, do not think it is alright for every one. sorry to go against the books, rather all survive.imo.
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