Monday, February 14, 2011

Chicken of the woods


Our last full day in Cape Town. We will be back in Brooklyn by mid week. And what better note to leave on than one that spells m.u.s.h.r.o.o.m.s?

It's a nice story, especially as we seem to have lived to tell the tale. Vincent and my mom discovered these delicious things while they were on a chameleon hunt this morning. Two local mushrooms books, much Googling, many emails to Ellen later, and we were pretty sure that we had Laetiporous cinncinnatus or L. sulphureus growing near to home. No poisonous lookalikes. Here Vince poses with shy Ted, when they took me back to see the wonderful fungus. The rest of the story must wait.

This is the last post from Cape Town for a while. We are inbound.

11 comments:

  1. Wow, it's massive! Looks amazing.

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  2. Yum! I hope your Mom took some home for later.

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  3. Bon voyage! Looking forward to catching up with Estorboloco and Brooklyn.

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  4. Its been busy, but you caught my attention.

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  5. I thoroughly enjoyed that whole trans-global/airport/email on the fly thing! It felt so efficient and satisfying. I'm still jealous as hell.

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  6. You ATE that!! Wow, can't wait for the post telling us more..

    Goodbye dear Marie and Vince - I look forward to your posts and, of course, to your return to Cape Town next year.

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  7. Wow, that thing is HUGE! Did you end up harvesting the whole thing?

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  8. Welcome home! Prosecco on its way soon. Thank you again :)

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  9. Back in Brooklyn:

    We did not eat the whole thing, maybe a pound and a half. Very good.
    And now we know that it is there, and that it will return...:-)

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