”For me, December & January is a time to find winter chanterelles. These golden legged mycorrhizal mushrooms are a fantastic find with their earthy & peppery flavours. Tips & techniques include fermented, pickled, breaded with garlic butter & cooked over fire.GeorgeFlavour Fred
WHY I LOVE WINTER CHANTERELLES (Cantharellus tubaeformis)
Foraging for mushrooms is fantastic and opens your mind to the nature that is all around us. It is also an opportunity to see how different mushrooms grow and how they interrelate. Winter chanterelles are one of my favourites for a number of reasons.
Identifying them is straightforward (please use as many guides as possible) and they also have few insects and bugs within so can often be consumed straight away. I often eat them raw as it is one of few wild mushrooms where this is possible.