The Chanterelle Mushroom and the false Chanterelle mushroom
The Chanterelle mushroom is possibly one of the best eating mushrooms in the world, in my opinion only second to the fresh Penny Bun otherwise known as a Cep.
The Chanterelle is also one of the most well know of all edible fungi and is eaten throughout mainland Europe. However, despite being well known and commonly recognised there is a particular species known as the ‘False Chanterelle’ which is sometimes eaten by mistake.
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The question is how do you identify the true from the false Chanterelle?
The true Chanterelle:
The false Chantelle:
There are also many other mushrooms that are similar to the true Chanterelle all of which are poisonous these include the Meadow Waxcap, Hedgehog Fungus and the Jack ‘o Lantern.
Always take advice when you are picking mushrooms and never eat them unless you are absolutely 100% that the mushroom you have picked is the actual mushroom you think it is!
Chanterelle mushrooms are one of the best eating mushrooms available to the UK forager, so go out and find an experienced mushroom expert near you and start learning how to find them yourself.
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