Chicken of the Woods – Yours for the taking

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(Laetiporus sp.) is a choice edible mushroom which usually grows on standing or fallen dead wood. In this video, the very cool, utterly brilliant Adam Harridan talks us through key identification tips, potential look-alikes, medicinal benefits, harvesting methods, cooking tips, and more.

Now I want to try some! And for newbie foragers, he gives an excellent comparison of the two types of mushroom you might confuse it with – and how to be utterly certain you’re eating this safe and delicious one.