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(SFGate)   Price of mushrooms plunges as supply soars. Hey, shiatake happens   (sfgate.com) divider line 19
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2013-10-13 08:52:20 AM  
Good. I love mushrooms.

/part hobbit
//on my mother's side
 
2013-10-13 10:44:28 AM  
Mario overjoyed
 
2013-10-13 11:05:38 AM  
Good.  Maybe southern Oregon can get through mushroom season this year without any fungi-related violence.
 
2013-10-13 11:24:54 AM  
I 'bout twisted my head off of my neck doing a double-take the first time I ever saw shiatake mushrooms in the grocery store.  I thought that the sign said that they were a kind of cake.
 
2013-10-13 11:37:18 AM  
lmao @ filter-own
 
2013-10-13 11:45:52 AM  
You fargin ice-holes, you're all a bunch of cork soakers!
 
2013-10-13 11:58:21 AM  
OK, I'll post this here.

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2013-10-13 12:07:44 PM  
Are you trying to tell me that mushroom prices drop in the 4 weeks during mushroom season?

THE HELL YOU SAY!!!!


(pulled 12 lbs of them out of the yard this week)
 
2013-10-13 12:09:15 PM  
I love mushrooms.  I've got a bunch growing in the front yard, but I can't identify them.

I want to eat them, though.  The look like they're delicious.
 
2013-10-13 01:16:49 PM  

Rent Party: I love mushrooms.  I've got a bunch growing in the front yard, but I can't identify them.

I want to eat them, though.  The look like they're delicious.


We had a person in the town not that long ago who saw some deer eating mushrooms so she thought they would be perfectly safe for her too. She was a little wrong... After several weeks in hospital though she was feeling relatively okay.
 
2013-10-13 01:37:06 PM  

Alphakronik: Are you trying to tell me that mushroom prices drop in the 4 weeks during mushroom season?

THE HELL YOU SAY!!!!


(pulled 12 lbs of them out of the yard this week)


How the hell can you identify them? Someone showed me two mushrooms which looked exactly the same to me (and I don't consider myself unobservant) and said one was poisonous and the other was good eating.
 
2013-10-13 01:43:44 PM  

limeyfellow: Rent Party: I love mushrooms.  I've got a bunch growing in the front yard, but I can't identify them.

I want to eat them, though.  The look like they're delicious.

We had a person in the town not that long ago who saw some deer eating mushrooms so she thought they would be perfectly safe for her too. She was a little wrong... After several weeks in hospital though she was feeling relatively okay.


That's why I'm not eating them.  I think I have them identified, I just don't know I have them identified.  And I've done enough mushroom picking with my dad to know that this is an important distinction.
 
2013-10-13 02:03:53 PM  

Rent Party: That's why I'm not eating them.  I think I have them identified, I just don't know I have them identified.  And I've done enough mushroom picking with my dad to know that this is an important distinction.


To be fair, it's relatively easy to learn all of the really poisonous mushrooms in an area.  Once you've done that, you are on fairly safe ground to experiment with semi-identified specimens.

For example (forgive the CSB), I live on the west coast, and know the difference between genus  Amanitaand genus  Boletus, and anyone can learn the difference in about 5 minutes.  The former has some edibles, but also the two most commonly fatal mushrooms around (aptly named the Death Cap and Destroying Angel).  Immigrants from east Europe and Asia regularly die from eating local amanita that apparently look like mushrooms they collected safely in the parts of the world they come from.  I stay away from eating any amanita (even though some of the edible ones are easily distinguished from the killers) because I know that there's a chance of a big problem if I make a mistake.  Boletus, on the other hand, is a very "safe" genus.  It's worst members (at least where I live) will make you sick to your stomach, but aren't going to blow out your liver.  So if I find a bolete and have it more-or-less identified, I'm comfortable trying it myself, and then adding it to my safe list after a few tastings pass without incident.   Caution is always good, but mushrooms have a much worse reputation than is at all warranted.

/'course, there's not much need to eat unidentified boletes this year.  friggin' chanterelles are everywhere!
 
2013-10-13 03:15:32 PM  

Rent Party: I love mushrooms.  I've got a bunch growing in the front yard, but I can't identify them.

I want to eat them, though.  The look like they're delicious.


No matter how delicious they look, death by liver failure isn't worth the risk no matter how small.
 
2013-10-13 04:06:10 PM  
From the No Shiatake Sherlock school of supply and demand.
 
2013-10-13 04:35:10 PM  
mmm...shrooms
 
2013-10-13 08:07:01 PM  
Subby is a fun guy.
 
2013-10-13 09:00:26 PM  

namegoeshere: Good. I love mushrooms.

/part hobbit
//on my mother's side


Agreed. I would take mushrooms over steak. And I would kill for steak.
 
2013-10-14 07:57:10 PM  
I was going to say there is plenty of compose coming out of Washington right now so that must be the answer.
 
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