[NAFEX] Puffballs

tanis cuff tanistanis at hotmail.com
Tue Sep 19 11:12:53 EDT 2006

Good stuff, Doc.  What's also good general advice on eating mushrooms is, 
even if you & your guide are absolutely sure of the ID & safety of the 
edible fungus, to try only a couple of bites if you've never eaten it 
before.  I tend to get a slightly upset stomach even if I eat too many 
morels, at start of season.

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From: "Doc Lisenby" <>
To: <nafex@>
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Puffballs
Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2006 10:19:36 -0400

The term "Puffballs" is like the term "Men" (or "Women").  It doesn't mean
much unless you qualify which "puffball" you mean.  There are at least
twenty mushrooms which are called "puffballs".  The Lycoperdales family
includes several geni which are delicious but some aren't very good and some
will make some people ill.  Some poisonous mushroom "buttons" look similar
to edible puffballs. There are "false" and "stemmed" puffballs also.
It is advisable that you eat the ones which you can identify positively as

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