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To EAT... Or NOT to EAT

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Friday November 16, 2012

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Caption: I found this mushroom in my yard. I looked it up, and it may be a Golden Chanterelle. "They first gained widespread recognition as a culinary delicacy with the spreading influence of French cuisine in the 1700s, where they began appearing in palace kitchens. For many years, they remained notable for being served at the tables of nobility. Nowadays, the usage of chanterelles in the kitchen is common throughout Europe and North America.

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4. papajuan
7:39 PM GMT on November 17, 2012
Many of those palace kitchens had an unlimited supply of expendable food tasters.
I would not eat the one you have pictured and I've been eating wild mushrooms for about sixty years.
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3. WurzelDave
7:29 PM GMT on November 17, 2012
I'd leave it alone unless 100% positive on ID.
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2. algoressister
6:57 PM GMT on November 17, 2012
Thanks Chris...
I investigated further, and found these are MORE likely false Chanterelles.
I cut one off and it had a hollow stem. The gills also compared much closer than the golden... Oh well.
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1. ChrisAnthemum
5:39 PM GMT on November 17, 2012
It does look very similar to the picture of the chanterelle in my book. However, as a general rule, it's not safe to eat any wild mushroom that can't be positively identified. One has to ask oneself, is it worth taking one's life in one's hands for the sake of a possible culinary treat?
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