Posted by Porcini Harvesting, a resident of the Atherton: other neighborhood, on Dec 7, 2012 at 10:45 pm
I was lucky to have someone who knows his wild mushrooms visiting this week and we went around to see the many varieties growing in my yard. Out of about six or eight varieties that we saw growing, my guest was ecstatic to find that I had a fabulous and robust bolete, possibly Leccinum scabrum. We harvested some and cooked it and it was amazingly delicious, most like porcini, which is a close bolete relative.
Even though there are risks in eating just anything that happens to grow, it might be worthwhile figuring out what you have, so you can enjoy it, as I am now doing!