Early July 2015: Porcini, oysters, cauliflower, even chanterelles

It’s ON! Last week, we took a look at the precipitation that fell in spring and early summer, as well as the forecast for further monsoon rains, and predicted an … Continue reading

Feasting and foraging with the Coppa Café

Coppa Chef Brian Konefal

By Mike Dechter In late August of 2013, the Coppa Café in Flagstaff advertised a special “forager’s feast”. The restaurant is a favorite for my Francophile wife, and I was … Continue reading

The last word on eating raw mushrooms

Over on the Mushroom Identification Forum on Facebook, there is a lengthy and vehement flame war going on today about the safety and desirability of eating raw mushrooms. It is astonishing to read … Continue reading

Suspected Destroying Angel found in central Arizona

White Amanita - possibly Destroying Angel

AMF reader Terry Stone discovered this white Amanita in Central Arizona recently. Britt Bunyard of FUNGI magazine thinks it may be A. bisporigera, the infamous Destroying Angel, or a closely related … Continue reading

Hail Caesar, and long live the King!

Boletus barrowsii

The king boletes have taken their time before appearing this year, despite good rainfall in July and occasional rains in the first ten days of August.  It may be that the very … Continue reading

Caçadors de Bolets: A prime-time TV hit in Spain

Rovello - Lactarius deliciosus

In America, prime time TV means we watch such uplifting fare as the Kardashians, the Bachelor, and “Extra”.  In Barcelona, they watch “Caçadors de Bolets” (“Mushroom Hunters”).  Sigh…. Over 600,000 … Continue reading

Mushrooms by the Truckload

Don’t know how I missed this story about the great 2013 mushroom season in Flagstaff. There is a long list of things the rains brought this year. High on it … Continue reading

The August 2013 Foray of the Arizona Mushroom Club

Last weekend, Aug 17-18, the Arizona Mushroom Club had its first foray of the season in the White Mountains of eastern Arizona. Turnout was excellent, with nearly 60 people and … Continue reading