By markets I mean grocery or farmers.
Berkeley Bowl has been having some great looking and different mushrooms lately. My usual approach is to jot down the name and sometimes remember too look up the mushroom.
However, they had one of the most beautiful mushroom I've ever seen, Hawks wing which looked like the feathers of a bird. It was a super fresh-looking mushroom so I bought it. Unfortunately, like some stunningly beautiful people, there wasn't much behind the looks.
Anyway, I had mushroom madness that day and bought a bunch of others that were new to me and fresh-looking. The cauliflower mushroom that looked good a week ago was looking tired on this visit so I passed on that.
I thought this might be a good thread for people to note some of the more unusual mushrooms they've found.
Here's Windy's report (the insides of these turn pink when sauteed)
milk cap mushrooms at Far West Fungi
My reports on the General Boards about the mushrooms from my recent BB shopping trip
Good grief - Hawk's wing mushrooms?
Wouldn't buy these flavorless mushrooms again.
Fried chicken mushrooms
A bit crunchy, they are best in stews from what I've read
Pig's ear mushrooms
I thought these were great but what they tasted like didn't match another description on the web.
This was just a nice little link I stumbled across with tasting notes for a number of wild mushrooms
Wes's Ratings of Edible Wild Mushrooms
Far West Fungi FungiPedia