king trumpet mushroom

[English] plural king trumpet mushrooms

The king trumpet mushroom is a large mushroom with a thick, meaty white stalk and soft brown cap, the largest of the oyster mushrooms, found from spring until the end of autumn (US: fall). Similar to the poplar mushroom, but not particularly well-regarded for cooking, though its texture and flavour are remarkably reminiscent of abalone. It may be eaten either fresh or dried, roasted or baked. (If gathering mushrooms you must be absolutely certain what you have before you eat them as many are very poisonous.)

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