[NAFEX] Puffballs

Bill Russell shaman at pennswoods.net
Tue Sep 19 11:28:57 EDT 2006

Never eat a morel raw.


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From: "tanis cuff" <tanistanis at hotmail.com>
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Sent: Tuesday, September 19, 2006 11:12 AM
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Puffballs

> 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.
> ----Original Message Follows----
> 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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