FAQ about wild foods
Welcome to our FAQ site! We will do our best to answer the most frequently asked questions related to wild mushrooms e.g. chanterelles and morel mushrooms, berries, and other wild foods.
Section 1: Questions and answers about morel mushrooms
What are morel mushrooms?
Where do you find morel mushrooms?
How do you know if it is an edible morel mushroom you have found?
What do morel mushrooms live from in nature?
Why are morel mushrooms so coveted?
Why are morel mushrooms so difficult to cultivate?
When can you find morel mushrooms in the nordic countries?
How do you clean fresh morel mushrooms?
How to soak dried morel mushrooms?
What is the best way to cook morel mushrooms?
Which ingredients go well with morel mushrooms?
By which trees can you find morel mushrooms?
How can the quality of the morel mushrooms be preserved in the best way possible over a longer period of time?
Can dried morel mushroom be frozen?
Are morel mushrooms poisonous?
Section 2: Questions and answers about chanterelle mushrooms
Where is the best place to look for chanterelle mushrooms?
Can the chanterelle mushroom be confused with other mushroom species?
Where to buy chanterelle mushrooms?
How to clean chanterelle mushrooms?
How long can fresh chanterelle mushrooms last?
Can chanterelles be reheated?
What is the best substitute for chanterelle mushrooms?
How to store chanterelle mushrooms?
Why can’t chanterelle mushrooms be cultivated?
Section 3: Questions and answers about wild blueberries
Where can you pick blueberries in nature?
What can you use blueberries for?
Should you rinse wild blueberries?
How are blueberries stored?
Can blueberries be frozen?
When to plant blueberries?
When are blueberries ripe?
Are blueberries healthy?
Are blueberries good for your memory?
Section 4: Questions and answers about portobello mushrooms
What are portobello mushrooms?
Are portobello mushrooms healthy?
How do portobello mushrooms taste?
How do you store portobello mushrooms?
Can you eat portobello mushrooms raw?
How many calories are there in portobello mushrooms?
Section 5: Questions and answers about edible mushrooms
How do you identify edible mushrooms?
Which edible mushrooms are the easiest to find and identify in the Nordic countries?
How dangerous is it to eat mushrooms found in nature?
Can you freeze mushrooms?
Do mushrooms absorb water when washed – and is it okay to rinse them?
What are your favorite mushrooms?
Which mushroom species is the most flavorful?
Which mushrooms go well with pasta?
Section 6: Questions and answers about black trumpet mushrooms
What is black trumpet mushrooms?
When is the black trumpet mushroom in season?
You can find black trumpet mushrooms from August until November but the high season is in October.
What do black trumpet mushrooms taste like?
The black trumpet mushrooms taste rich and nutty and have a nice and fruity aroma. If the black trumpet smells of ammonia, it is too old and not good to eat anymore.
Are black trumpet mushrooms edible?
The black trumpet mushroom is an excellent edible mushroom, that can be used in a large variety of dishes like pasta, as a pizza topping or in a sauce.
How to dry black trumpet mushrooms?
You can dry the black trumpet mushrooms at room temperature or in an appliance where the air exchange is very large. If the temperature exceeds approx. 30° C, it significantly degrades the quality. This is the same way you would dry other mushrooms.
Where to hunt for black trumpet mushrooms?
Black trumpet mushrooms can be found in a deciduous forest.
How to clean black trumpet mushrooms?
You can brush the black trumpet mushroom with a hard brush, to get rid of dirt and dust. If it is too dirty, I would recommend to wash it, but do it before you cut the mushroom.
How do you store black trumpet mushrooms?
If the black trumpet mushrooms are fresh, store them in a refrigerator. If you have dried them, keep them in a jar at room temperature in a dark place.