Sunday, July 4, 2010

What’s so great about chanterelles

That’s a comment, not a question.

This lacy, ruffly, scalloped, swooping Baroque sculpture is the beautiful underside of a chanterelle. When I turned it over and saw this I heard music and faeries appeared.

Then I ate it

Crown-tipped coral

Artomyces pyxidatus. Or Clavicorona pyxidata, same thing. Welcome to the wacky world of mushroom taxonomy; I can’t keep up. Something to do with DNA (the mushroom’s, not mine).