Morel Mushrooms

Morel MushroomsMorchella elata, M.angusticeps, M.conica

Once picked and tasted, Morels are forever longed for. Morels are one of the most sought after fungi for the kitchen. Known for its complex honeycombed cap and hollow inside they are hard to miss. If […]

King Bolete Mushrooms

King Bolete Mushroom

Boletus edulis

The King Bolete is a very popular mushroom and carries different names. It is one of the most sought after mushrooms, fresh or dried. This mushroom can be found in the late spring, during Morel season, and summer in higher elevations. They are […]

Chicken of the Wood Mushroom

Chicken of the WoodLaetiporus sulphureus

Also known as Sulfer Shelf Mushroom. It is one of the easiest mushrooms to identify, but unless it is harvested at the right time it can be the least to make it to the dinner table. The Chicken of the Wood, when young […]

Lobster Mushroom

Lobster Mushrooms

Hypomyces lactifluorum

They call this mushroom the Lobster due to its coloring not its taste. Although it goes well with shellfish it does not have a seafood flavor. The Lobster mushroom has a pleasant mild odor and crunchy texture. The flesh is white and crisp when […]

Chanterelle Yellow Mushrooms


FullSizeRender (1)Cantharellus cibarius

Also known as Gold Chanterelle, Girolle and Pfifferling. This beautiful dull yellow to bright orange Chanterelle looks as though someone has spread flowers all along the forest floor. This mushroom has a woodsy, apricot aroma that can be smelled throughout the forest where it […]

Chanterelle White Mushrooms

White ChanterelleCantharellus subaldidus

The White Chanterelle is much the same as the Yellow Chanterelle except the color is white. It can be yellowed when bruised. This Chanterelle mushroom is not as prevalent as the Yellow Chanterelle but is sought after and may be more popular. The White […]

Chanterelle Yellow Foot Mushrooms

Cantharellus tubaeformis

Yellow Foot Chanterelle is also known as the Winter Chanterelle or Funnel Chanterelle. This Chanterelle comes up in the winter when the classic Chanterelle season has ended. It is not as meaty as other Chanterelle species but has a good flavor. The caps loose their shape during cooking but the stem holds up […]

Chanterelle Black Trumpet Mushrooms

Chanterelle Black Trumpet MushroomsCraterellus cornucopioides

Also known as the Black Trumpet and Horns of Plenty

This trumpet like shaped mushroom is the most flavorful of the Chanterelles. They are great fresh with a buttery woodsy flavor but also hold up well when drying and reconstituting without loss of […]

Hedgehog Mushrooms

Hedgehog MushroomsHydnum repandum

Other names for the Hedgehog mushroom are Spreading Hedgehog and Sweet Tooth. This mushroom is a lot like a Yellow Chanterelle when cooking. Like the Yellow Foot Chanterelle the Hedgehog Chanterelle grows later in the […]

Cauliflower Mushrooms

Cauliflower Mushroom
Sparassis crispa

The cauliflower mushroom resembles a bouquet of egg noodles or a brain. This mushroom is liked for its fragrance and resistance to decay. It can stand up well in stews that need long cooking times. It needs to be cooked for at least an […]

Fried Chicken Mushrooms

Lyophyllum decastes

The Fried Chicken mushroom does not taste like fried chicken. Why the name? Who knows. It has a mild flavor and grows in abundance making it popular. It can be found in clumps of up to 100 individual mushrooms. The Fried Chicken mushroom is usually found in disturbed ground along roads and paths. […]

Bears Head Mushrooms

Bears Head MushroomsHericium abietis

Other names used for this mushroom are Conifer Coral Hericium, Goats Beard and Pom Pom du Blanc. The Bears Head mushroom has a lobster like flavor when cooked. Usually cut cross wise along the cascading teeth it is draped over and steamed with […]

Matsutake Mushrooms

Matsutake Mushrooms
Tricholma magnivelare

Also known as Pine mushroom. This mushroom,very popular with the Japanese, has a distinct spicy fragrance. It is popular in stir-fry’s and soups. Breading and frying this mushroom makes a good appetizer. Some say you can use a lot of flavor frying this mushroom […]