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Chanterelle (Cantharellus cibarius)
Orange or yellow terrestrial mushroom with gills extending down its stem. Sometimes said to smell of apricots.
Found in many kinds of woodland.
One of the most delicious of our wild mushrooms, and rarely maggot-infested. Try stewing it slowly in milk, or frying it with garlic.
Gather between July and December. Avoid confusing it with false chanterelle (thinner stem and lacking the fruity smell). This is poisonous to some.
See the mushroom page for general advice on gathering wild fungi.
Chanterelles were the most mentioned fungi during the Wild Harvests research project.