Caesar's mushroom

[English] plural Caesar's mushrooms

The Caesar's mushroom is a type of amanite which grows on lower hills among chestnut groves, this is a variety of mushroom with a bright orange cap and golden yellow gills and stalk. The flesh is also pale yellow. It is from the same family as the death cap, ripening in summer and early autumn (US: fall) and liking a hot, dry environment. It is a versatile mushroom, excellent raw in salads or grilled, stuffed or used as a garnish. A rare mushroom, which when tiny looks like an opened hard-boiled egg, the bright yellow cap forming what looks like a yolk. (If gathering mushrooms you must be absolutely certain what you have before you eat them as many are very poisonous.)

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