Score! - my big matsutake haul
Sorry - you won't get a geotag on this one. As far as I can tell no one else picks in this area, so I feel obligated to keep it secret.. Fortunately the real craze is over and they aren't worth quite so much anymore, but I would still hate to see the place overrun.. I've invited some friends over to help me eat these ones :)
''Tricholoma magnivelare'' is a gilled mushroom found in the Pacific Northwest of North America growing in coniferous woodland. These ectomycorrhizal fungi are typically edible species that exist in a symbiotic relationship with various species of pine. They belong to the genus ''Tricholoma'', which includes the closely related East Asian songi or matsutake. ''T. magnivelare'' is also known as ponderosa mushroom, pine mushroom.
In recent years, globalization has made hunting for pine.. more