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Does anyone know if these are Chanterelle Mushrooms? Or is there anyone that I can take them to?

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Bug Girl Mar 12, 2019 07:32 AM
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"All mushrooms are edible. Some are only edible once."

a-1561014454 Mar 11, 2019 11:38 PM
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REX makes a funny comment. I write that I think it's funny and my comment gets downvoted into oblivion? What's the deal?

Potif Mar 12, 2019 02:11 AM
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I liked it! And... upvoted it :)

monkeyboy Mar 11, 2019 12:06 PM
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I bought some chantarelles at Costco recently. They said that they sell out quick because all the restaurants buy them. We made a quick saute and served with steak and I found they were bland and muddy tasting...not even as good as a plain white mushroom.

ParvoPup Mar 11, 2019 09:48 PM
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Next time, try a quick hot saute in clarified butter - Trader Joe's sells clarified butter (ghee) ready to use for about 3 bucks a jar. I hit chanterelles with a fair bit of salt and fresh ground black pepper. There is not an overwhelming flavor profile to chants-hence the butter oil, but really, it's all about the chew and the texture - so go fast and hot on the cook to preserve those qualities.

ghc Mar 10, 2019 11:35 AM
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I have been collecting chanterelles locally for 20 years and I will not claim to be an expert these certainly look like chanterelles. Chanterelles cannot be cultivated and locally are most found in oak leaf woodlands. These mushrooms are gill-less and their apricot coloring is very distinctive. Please do not take any of my statements as fact but I am envious of your find and would love to know where you found them! I have not found any this year but I am hopeful. My favorite edible mushroom.

ParvoPup Mar 11, 2019 09:59 PM
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Worked in the field for a Public Utility back in the 80's where we walked the easements throughout Montecito thru to Carp. Back then there were still a lot of native oaks with "wild" undergrowth between lots. My co-worker and I would easily end up with 3 to 4 pounds of chanterelles a week each. Even ran into Julia Child on two occasions - she knew where to look too.

a-1561014454 Mar 11, 2019 08:35 PM
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Actually, chanterelles are being grown commercially now, and have been for the past few years. I hope morels and cepes (porcini) become the next commercially grown "wild" mushrooms. The mushrooms in the photo are definitely chanterelles, although growing out of mulch is somewhat unusual as they are usually associated with poison oak thickets and sometimes vinca major in our area and the central coast

ginger1 Mar 10, 2019 12:34 AM
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It's a parasitized rotting something that might or might not have been a chanterelle. Why all the fuss about chanterelles? They are boring compared to some other edible fungi. Oh....yes, They're easy to recognize. Or not.

Flicka Mar 09, 2019 04:02 PM
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We got a load of mulch for the yard last summer and now there are several varieties of mushrooms, came after the rains. One kind looks similar to the ones in this photo. Pretty groovy to see.

Minibeast Mar 09, 2019 01:53 PM
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REX: Your postings don't usually make me laugh, but this one really tickles me. Hahahaha. Good one.

therealbebe Mar 12, 2019 07:40 AM
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Now that was a good one, Tagdes!

tagdes Mar 09, 2019 04:01 PM
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The only funny part was that he thinks his phone has an 11 on it.

a-1561014454 Mar 09, 2019 02:21 PM
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Backhanded compliment much?

a-1561014454 Mar 09, 2019 01:04 PM
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Try posting the full resolution photos at reddit.com/r/mycology , lots of very knowledgeable and helpful folks there

a-1561014454 Mar 09, 2019 01:57 PM
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Thanks for the link to the mycology site. I have an extremely strange look fungi that popped up and it's one I have never ever seen in my garden in the past 50+ years. I hope to i.d. it now via photos. (google.images is useless). The appearance of "my" fungi certainly doesn't encourage appetite, so no worries there.

Bird Mar 09, 2019 09:38 AM
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It looks like Chanterelle. Where they were found would also be an indication, in leaf mulch -- I used to pick them in NH, along woodland trails in the White Mountains. Wikipedia has a good description.

Z Mar 09, 2019 08:51 AM
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What a trusting soul. Might as well just eat it.

REX OF SB Mar 09, 2019 11:05 AM
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Why, yes, I'm sure it's a Chanterelle. Yum, it's delicious. It tastes like—accckkkk orggggg thrnkkk *choke* aieeeeeeurrrrrp…call…9…elev………………

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