the pore surfaces of trichaptum biforme are spine-like and violet-tinged, explaining a common name for this species violet-toothed polypore. this mushroom is neither edible nor medicinal, but is nonetheless worth getting to know.
the toxicity of the emetic russula and it's bitter taste is said to disappear when cooked sufficiently. however, one of these fungi can poison an entire pot. it should not be eaten. unfortunately, a number of edible russulas resemble this species.
🍄 the great debate: should you rinse your mushrooms, or not? generally speaking, we recommend wiping your 'shrooms with a damp paper towel, instead. •
here's why: mushrooms absorb lots of water, and water-logged mushrooms resist browning in the sauté pan. and, well, we kinda like our mushrooms browned...(photo by @mayapplefarms ) #groweatohio