The cep is the king of mushrooms and Jamie the princess of the woods. Here she points to the white network, the key identification mark of the cep.
Only pick the red cracked bolete if the cap is no bigger than a fifty pence piece. Bigger specimens turn your dish all slimy.
Fom the aesthetic and the culinary angle the dotted stemmed bolete is a ten out of ten mushroom.
The larch bolete is a golden beauty.
The birch bolete is best when young and firm. These are two ideal specimens.
A relative of the birch bolete is the orange birch bolete.
The chanterelle is perhaps the most popular mushroom and can be found in supermarkets.
The trumpet chanterelle is a tasty and very common relative of the chanterelle.
This hedgehog fungus looks definitely like from outer space.
The common puffball is a valuable addition to any mushroom mix.
The horn of plenty has a very distinct taste and some people only use it as a spice. I think it is absolutely delicious on its own.
The cauliflower is the mushroom of superlatives. This specimen weighed in at 22.5 lbs
A specimen like it is the dream of every mushroom hunter.
© 2006 Alexander Schwab