This mushroom: Macrolepiota Procera or “Parasol” makes a frequent appearance on our farm in the autumn. It can grow very large very quickly. It’s the only mushroom we eat and serve in the restaurant, being totally unmistakable with any other type of mushroom. It also tastes lovely and due to its large size with a cap of up to 20 cm in diameter, makes a good meal.
We had a short period of rain about 10 days ago followed by warm weather over the last week, and this has obviously been ideal growing conditions for them. There’s an explosion of these mushrooms on the farm at the moment, with over 100 examples seen today! Unfortunately they spoil very quickly and are normally in optimum conditions to eat for less than a day. So Joes been cooking some and preserving them in olive oil ready for later use. Buen provecho!