I'm looking for a UK-oriented fungus identification online group or guide or website or book or Android app. Recommendations based on personal experience are most welcome. Poking around online has led me to a few places, like Mycokey, but either the varieties aren't listed or I'm just rubbish at describing what I've found. [more inside]
What's the best, most foolproof way to reconstitute dried mushrooms? What recipes should I use them in? [more inside]
Help me make an epic home made cream of mushroom soup. [more inside]
What can I do with common and grey morels?
I've raised my beloved rubber plant from a little 5" guy to fine young lad of almost 5'. I noticed today that there are now little mushrooms growing on him! WTF. Is this bad for my plant & should I do something about it? Is it an indicator of something wrong in its environment? Album here. [more inside]
We have a mushroom growing in the ladies' toilets at work. My abilities to identify it have failed. [more inside]
I have been brewing and drinking my own kombucha for years. I like the taste, I like the bubbles, and it's a fun and relatively low-maintenance hobby in the realm of brewing things (way less involved than beer, for instance). What I'm wondering is if there is any actual known proven non-woo benefit of drinking the stuff. There's so much crap online it's difficult to sort through. [more inside]
Was I hallucinating? When I was a little kid in Army housing in Bamberg, Germany I saw a "Fire Flower" while I was out playing. Any help would be appreciated. [more inside]
Give me your best mushroom based recipes! Please? [more inside]
Best Use For Lots of Leftover, Meaty Risotto? I accidentally made more like Risotto for 4 rather than two, and one person hardly ate as Risotto is very filling. What are the best uses for lots of Risotto besides sitting in my fridge laughing at me.? What other meals can I use it in or as a part of? [more inside]
Pungent shiitakes from a Korean market. Are they okay? [more inside]
With all the rain we have had lately, there are a lot of mushrooms growing in the woods. I started reading about mushroom hunting and some mycologists claim that Chicken Mushrooms are reasonably safe to pick & eat. I recalled that there was an oak tree nearby that had been felled by Hurricane Irene, so I walk out to it and look. Sure enough, what I am fairly certain is a Laetiporus Sulphureus growing from the snapped trunk. [more inside]
I've always loved portabella mushroom sandwiches with roasted red peppers and some goat cheese. This week I discovered I also love portabella pizzas - substituting the mushroom cap as the crust of the pizza. Can you tell me more portabella recipes I might love? [more inside]
Kingdom of Fungi. Do people who live in the Pacific Northwest have more yeast infections, mold in their houses, and mushrooms in their woods?
Does anyone know a good video on the biology of mushrooms? [more inside]
I either need help remembering the exact location of a very productive morel hunting location in southern IL, or else some tips on other good locations in or near western KY. [more inside]
Looking for traditional Mexican mushroom recipes (Receta con hongos) [more inside]
Mushroom filter: I have these odd fungi growing in my back yard and am curious what they are. [more inside]
What fungus/mushroom/something is growing in this mulch? (link inside) [more inside]
MushroomFilter: Where to find Lepiota lutea, aka. yellow parasol mushrooms in the Vancouver B.C. area ? [more inside]
Book ID: I'd say maybe 10-15 years ago, I read a book about creepy fungi and a girl falling down a well. [more inside]
How powerful of a microscope do I need to identify spores when mushroom hunting? Is 100x enough? [more inside]
Where can I find a mushroom umbrella for sale on the internets? More specifically, an umbrella that looks like the fly agaric. [more inside]
What are your most flavorful and amazing recipes for a wild mushroom pasta or saute? [more inside]
What simple pasta dish has just mushrooms and garlic and olive oil and some spices? [more inside]
Should-I-eat-it-Filter?: It's not bad or old, but it was growing in poison ivy. It is a wild mushroom. [more inside]
Magic Mushrooms? [more inside]
FungusFilter: I have an unpleasant intenstinal reaction to shiitake mushrooms. A nibble off of one is enough to set it off. This is a fairly new thing for me (I used to be able to eat them, though fortunately for me, I was never a big fan). Regular cap mushrooms and portobellos are fine. This leaves a lot of other mushrooms (porcini, etc) in the twilight zone. Based on this limited knowledge, are there other mushrooms I should avoid? Experimenting with every mushroom that comes along could get pretty ugly.
There's a mushroom growing from the grout under our bath tub. How do I effectively get rid of it (are there fungicides I can use?) and how can we prevent it from coming back? [more inside]
My wife, and her family, insist that "white" supermarket mushrooms must be "peeled" (or, barring that, washed) prior to eating. I always ate the things right out of the package, possibly using a brush to get the black stuff (dirt? mushroom grower poop?) off, if I think of it. Do mushrooms need to be peeled or cleaned?
Can anyone help identify this mushroom that has emerged in our garden? We are in San Francisco and since these shots were taken, this critter has grown to approximately 13" across. Neither of us has seen anything this big here before... And critically, might it be edible? Mycophiles, your thoughts?
FungusFilter: Can anyone identify this fungus, spotted in my back yard? Each one is about the size of a pea. I'm in central Texas, where we've been getting unusually heavy rainfall lately.
Fave things to make with mushrooms (specifically, Shitake and Oyster, but open to more). Also, how do these compare with Cremini? [more inside]