I thought it might be a good idea to put some references of what is edible and what is not edible since we have been eating a lot of new things or a lot of old things in new ways.
Student's Hand-book of Mushrooms of America: Edible and Poisonous from Google Books
This book seems really useful. Our edible toadstools and mushrooms and how to distinguish them.
WORTHLESS TRADITIONAL TESTS FOR THE DISCRIMINATION OF POISONOUS AND EDIBLE MUSHROOMS FAVORABLE SIGNS
1 Pleasant taste and odor
2 Peeling of the skin of the cap from rim to centre
3 Pink gills turning brown in older specimens
4 The stem easily pulled out of the cap and inserted in it like a parasol handle
5 Solid stems
6 Must be gathered in the morning
7 Any fungus having a pleasant taste and odor being found similarly agreeable after being plainly broiled without the least seasoning is perfectly safe
8 Boiling with a silver spoon the staining of the silver indicating danger
9 Change of color in the fracture of the fresh mushroom
10 Slimy or sticky on the top
11 Having the stems at their sides
12 Growing in clusters
13 Found in dark damp places
14 Growing on wood decayed logs or stumps
15 Growing on or near manure
1 6 Having bright colors
17 Containing milky juice
1 8 Having the gill plates of even length
19 Melting into black fluid
20 Biting the tongue or having a bitter or nauseating taste
21 Changing color by immersion in salt water or upon being dusted with salt
-Edible mushroom stems are cylindrical while poisonous mushroom stems are bulbous.
The mushroom book
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