trombetta dei morti

[Sicilian] plural trombette dei morti

"Trumpet of death." A name in Sicily for the chanterelle and for the grey chanterelle. Fluted, trumpet-shaped, wild mushrooms with a ruffled edge, dark grey to black in colour. They are commonly found under pine, beech or birch trees from July until the first frosts and thrive in wet summers. They are usually sautéed in butter with chopped onions, but are not considered as tasty as the horn of plenty, which they resemble.

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