Reply To: FE520 The nature of Truffle Oils

Alana McGee

I had them cooked by Noah Siegel – I have liked all of his mushroom dishes except for this one. It wasn’t the cook. They were cooked with jalapinos.

One thing to be careful with matsutaki, is that they can be found with and mis-ided for Russula brevipes – edible or with Amanita smithii – poisonous. We have had people at forays find matsutaki and when the mushrooms were checked by an expert, there was an Amanita smithii in the basket.

Even when we collect hundreds of little mushrooms, we id each and every one prior to eating.

I will give matsutaki another try if it’s prepared asian style.