Wild Mushrooms

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A story about me learning how to identify and eat a common wild mushroom. Presented at Viget's Labshare series.

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Wild Mushrooms

  1. 1. I picked and ate WILD MUSHROOMS and you can too
  2. 2. educate & inspire
  3. 3. it started with a dare
  4. 4. “That’s a black trumpet. You can eat it.”
  5. 5. “You won’t do it. I dare you.”
  6. 6. You can eat all mushrooms, some only once.
  7. 7. Part One DON’T DIE ( and try to avoid brain damage, liver collapse, diarrhea, and other unsavories )
  8. 8. CHANTARELLE
  9. 9. July–September Better after rain 
  10. 10. Mycorrhizal a mutualistic relationship between a fungus and the roots of another living plant OAK
  11. 11. Mycorrhizal a mutualistic relationship between a fungus and the roots of another living plant 
  12. 12. continuous egg yolk yellow that doesn’t bruise
  13. 13. funnel-shaped with a solid stem
  14. 14. smells faintly of apricots
  15. 15. ridges not gills
  16. 16. non-bruising, continuous egg yolk yellow color funnel-shaped with solid stem faint apricot odor ridges not gills
  17. 17. Poisonous Gilled Lookalikes False Chantarelles Jack O’Lanterns
  18. 18. When in doubt, throw it out.
  19. 19. Part Two JUST EAT IT ( now it gets real )
  20. 20. Don’t eat wild mushrooms raw.
  21. 21. Brush & Trim
  22. 22. Sautée in Butter
  23. 23. Try just a few at first. Save a few just in case.
  24. 24. Part Three C’MON Y’ALL ( What’s the worst that could happen? Oh, right. )
  25. 25. CHICKEN OF THE WOODS
  26. 26. KING BOLETE
  27. 27. MOREL
  28. 28. ! Intellectual challenge ! Entertaining distraction ! Affordable delicacy
  29. 29. Mycological Association of Washington DC ! Piedmont Mycological Society ! Colorado Mycological Society
  30. 30. QUESTIONS?

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