My friend Jon noticed that pine mushrooms were selling for $130/kilo in Vancouver. Ouch! No wonder the pine forests of Spain were alive with people parked in every spot available, dragging out their mushroom picking baskets and bags.
I spotted these baskets in a pub and the owners insisted I take photos of their mushrooms, even arranging their day’s pickings to be more attractive.
Earlier I spotted these mushrooms on a hike and shot some photos of them. I suspect they’re poisonous; they were right at the entrance to a popular hike and nobody had touched them, and I never saw anything resembling them in any of the markets.
There were massive amounts of mushrooms for sale in Madrid’s markets. The price seems to range from 10 to 14 Euros a kilo, so they’re much more available to the average cook.
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