*** Llenega

Hygrophorus Agathosmus

Appears in

Honey from a Weed

By Patience Gray

Published 1986

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‘Excellence’ has been conferred on this autumn species, rather than on the more robust H marzuolus, regarded as a delicacy by the French and Swiss and brought to market in spring. All the Hygrophorus species are rather viscous, but of pleasant taste. None of them are poisonous, which is consoling. The two here mentioned can be conserved under oil , in vinegar and in brine. Cooked with Amanita caesarea and Russula virescens.

This ends the ‘excellent’ species of fungi, which I think the authors have chosen not only for gastronomic merit but also with regard to safety, these nine species being difficult to confuse with toxic fungi.