St. George’s mushroom (Calocybe Gambosa)
The St. George’s mushroom grows – as the attentive reader may have guessed – only in the spring. This wild mushroom is mainly found in meadows, around forest edges and in parks. The St. George’s mushroom is recognisable among thousands, thanks to its mealy, cucumber-like fragrance.
In addition to its distinct odour, the St. George’s mushroom is characterised by a subtle yet spicy flavour. This mushroom tastes delicious in a pasta sauce with a little cream and fried bacon. Are you looking for a healthier dish? If so then sauté the St. George’s mushrooms in a little olive oil, and serve on a bed of rocket. Simple, yet incredibly delicious!