There’s a young Chicken of the Woods, Laetiporus sulphureus, on an oak tree. Correction, there was young Chicken of the Woods, Laetiporus sulphureus, on an oak tree. It’s now in my kitchen. I’ve not eaten one before, but I’m going to enjoy this a great deal. You can tell where the name sulphureus came from when you see the sulphur yellow of its pores. What a glorious colour.
Here it is in James Sowerby’s Coloured figures of English fungi or mushrooms.
James was a genius.
I’m about to add previously cooked garlic and some Italian flat parsley.
And then eat it. It has the taste and texture of lobster. Utterly delicious.