Bluefoot Mushrooms!

by Graham on October 18, 2010

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Clitocybe nuda, otherwise known as the wood blewit or the bluefoot mushroom, is fairly rare here in Colorado favoring more temperate climates of Europe and North America. This week we found quite a few of them in Denver. It was amazing to see a fairy ring 30′ in diameter fruiting these beautiful purple mushrooms, and the best part is they are edible! The French, the Dutch, and the English cultivate it for export all over the world. In fact, just recently I was in Whole Foods and noticed they had bluefoots imported from France. The good news is we also have this mushroom as a part of the Amateur Mycology Culture Library, and is destined to be an integral part to our mycoagriculture projects next year! I tried cooking some of the ones I found in Denver in a stir fry this evening and they were absolutely amazing. They also kept their wonderful purple color, which gave wonderful contrast with red bell peppers and snap peas. Delicious!

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Dusten November 2, 2010 at 11:53 pm

Mmm. I actually had some of these very mushrooms not so long ago with a pasta dish.

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graham November 4, 2010 at 11:57 pm

Did you purchase them, or find them?

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