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gąsówka fioletowawa (today's sample record)

Language: Polish

Description: Wood blewitt. The wood blewitt grows on the edges of woods. The stem, cap and gills are an unmistakable bright lilac blue. They have a fresh, clean flavour which is excellent with potatoes. They are related to the Japanese matsutake mushrooms and can be substituted. (If gathering mushrooms you must be absolutely certain what you have before you eat them as many are very poisonous.)


gąsówka fioletowawa
Wood Blewitts, with thanks to the lovely shop of Antonio Carluccio in Covent Garden

Latin: Clitocybe nuda/Lepista nuda (Bull. ex Fr.) Cooke/Tricholoma nudum (Bull. ex Fr.)/Rhodopaxillus nudus/nudus majus/Lepista gracilis pruinosa/Tricholoma nudum lilaceum
Ethnicity: Polish
Most frequent country: Poland
Also known as: gasówka naga, pieczarka zaroslowa

Substitutes: matsutake


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