Black Trumpet Mushroom

Black Trumpet Mushroom

Monday, July 29, 2013

From Golden to Smooth...

An interesting thing has happened in this great mushrooming summer...Over the course of one week the Chanterelles have gone from 90% Golden to 90% Smooth. I still find the occasional Golden as shown in the photo but when I find a good patch they're all Smooth. The big patches of Golden's are gone.

If you take a look at the photo you can see a good example of the difference between the two...The Golden is more solid with bigger gills. The Smooth is thinner with a wavy cap but not exactly 'smooth'. The gills are still visible, they're just fainter.

The Golden's are generally considered to be better tasting but I believe that's simply because they offer a bigger bite. I'd never turn down a plate of smooth chanterelles.

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