saffron milk cap

[English] plural saffron milk caps

The saffron milk cap is a variety of mushroom with some similarities to the St George's mushroom and which exudes milk when cut. It is a reddish orange in colour and funnel shaped. Despite its Latin name, this is not the most delicious of mushrooms. Raw, it has a sharp and unpleasant flavour, but this meaty mushroom is usually served fried or cooked and served cold with a vinaigrette. The saffron milk cap is found in growing in pine forests. (If gathering mushrooms you must be absolutely certain what you have before you eat them as many are very poisonous.)

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