Superstar of the Woods

posted on 14th of september, 2017


I believe we can all agree that the Fly Agaric (Amanita Muscaria) is, by far, the most recognizable mushroom in the world. It is the Poster-boy for trouble, the Icon for poisonous mushrooms.

However, not many people know that it's widely consumed throughout the northern hemisphere, especially in northern Europe and Asia. A simple 30 minute parboiling turns this unmistakable red warning sign into a delicious food.

So why is it that a perfectly edible mushroom is the cover face for the bad guys magazine? The answer is just so simple: It STANDS OUT! You'll never see a dull face on the cover of Vogue, Time or Vice. It's our addiction to color, it's how our brains work. While the fly agaric is no stranger to toxins and is a known psychoactive, it does come from the illustrious...

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Comments (5)

Posted by Yellowind on September 19, 2017
The season of red ladies is on the way here. Let's get ready for a long grey winter ;) Thanks for sharing your thoughts!
Posted by Onime on September 17, 2017
Nice images. Thanks for sharing.
Posted by Bwagner656 on September 15, 2017
Lovely photos! Fly Agaric is is pretty with that red hat.

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