That must have been David Zilber. From what I know about Noma they're all about fermentation, so maybe they were going for naturally occuring wild fermentation by leaving stuff around "too long". I actually tried fermenting (store bought, rehydrated) shiitake mushroom after their recipe once, but that turned out modly and disgusting and the cleanup took forever :/Alphaville wrote: ↑Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:05 pmthe noma thing about the old vegetable i saw in a video. basically his produce guy got him interested in old produce that was left on the vine, old shriveled leaves, frozen berries, shriveled roots, that sort of thing. apparently they taste good and intense and whatever. i don't remember much about his gardener except that he looked a little like the old manager at köln, with the glasses, who looked like a bike mechanic, hahaha.
That might actually be viable, as the drying and powdering takes away any concerns about structure. I can't blend stuff right now, as everything breaks all at once and the blender is one of those things :/
As it turns out I can't sit still after all. I went to my spot today and looked for evidence of the second flush of mushrooms growing on "my" tree. And whoah, was I surprised! The whole tree is breaking up and teeny tiny mushrooms start pushing through in all the places. And it's not just the spot in the picture, but half the tree is breaking up and out. A few little pins (i.e. tiny mushrooms) seem to have been nibbled at by birds or insects, but at least the moisture should be enouth for a lucky few winners to grow to full size. I'm excited for next week
After that I went back to search for the "Enoki" I remembered. Good news is I found them. Bad news is that it's probably Galerina Marginata which is deadly poisonous. I took one home for study, but it's definitely no Enoki.
I also found the tiniest Kuehneromyces, which would be the last enoki-lookalike and is actually edible:
Apart from that I also found a huge bushel of oyster-like mushrooms, which should be Panellus Serotinus. Apparently it tastes horrible, and the specimen I found were super mushed up by the thawing snow anyway, so nothing lost there.
The trip overall took some 2h, including the bike ride to and fro'. I didn't really search for anything to take home, but am positively surprised by finding the enoki lookalikes. I'm getting a good feeling about identifying those conclusively now. On the bad side, my tire got a puncture right before home (everything breaks at once!).
Edit: I forgot to mention that my fiance ordered a mushroom knife and basket to gift to me (not for christmas, we don't do that :p). I also ordered an indoors mushroom growing kit which should arrive sometime next. So I'm thinking about opening a thread in the Skills-section to document my mushroom growing adventures at home to not spam this journal too much :p