Boletus edulis Boletaceae Cep, Penny Bun, Porcini

Boletus edulis 17kb

Boletus edulis, Cep, Penny Bun, Porcini. One of the most popular edible mushrooms, appearing quite commonly under or near mature trees most years. Giant specimens are sometimes found, with a cap diameter of over 30cm. The smooth brown cap often has a thin white rim, and very small cream-coloured pores beneath. In most species of Boletus it is advisable to remove the pore layer before cooking, as it is spongy and unpleasant (though not poisonous) but in a Cep in good condition you can eat the lot, including the very stout stem, which is solid and white-fleshed.

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