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Old 09-11-2017, 02:26 PM
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I think I would pick one and put it in a Zip lock bag with the location and go home and find the resident expert to give you the low down on whether it is eatable. Of course two opinions would be better then just one. I read a ID book on what you can eat and what are poison. Forget that one because book said this one is tasty and this one will kill you dead. They looked close to the same to me.
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Wild mushrooms cannot be visually verified as poisonous or not. It requires control of the growing environment.

If you eat *any* wild mushroom you've picked, you're playing Russian Roulette.

Just buy the dang things from a farm stand or grocer, there's enough other good stuff you can eat from the woods. It's safer eating poisonous wild berries than it is wild mushrooms.
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Old 09-12-2017, 02:29 PM
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I would never fool around with something like that. But there are people who, at a glance, know which mushrooms are edible. Italians from the old country. I mean, if my friend, Nunzio, picked some then cooked them and ate them himself, I would have some also.
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Frank, the truth is that in fact it is impossible to know which mushrooms are edible, even if they are the correct type. There are factors that can make them poisonous (spores from poisonous types) if not grown under controlled conditions.

Too many invasive species involved to make it safe. Like I wrote, it's playing russian roulette if picked in the wild. Your friend Nunzio might lead a good life, but could have it shortened mighty quick by a poisonous 'shroom
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Old 09-14-2017, 07:56 AM
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I would trust deer balls and they are cheap -- under a buck.
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Old 10-15-2017, 07:58 AM
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Here's an exotic food from Arby's


Arby's Venison Sandwich features a thick-cut venison steak and crispy onions topped with a juniper berry sauce on a toasted specialty roll. (AP Business Wire photo)


Arby's experiment with venison last year proved successful enough that the fast food chain will be trotting out the sandwich nationwide starting next weekend.

However, the company said it expects the limited supplies to go quickly.

The venison sandwich debuted in October 2016
at select restaurants in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Georgia -- and sold out within hours, according to an Arby's press release.

"The positive response to our limited offering of venison last year was so widespread and passionate that we knew we had to find a way to offer it nationwide," said Jim Taylor, Arby's Restaurant Group's chief marketing officer, in a press release Wednesday.
The sandwich's thick cut of venison is marinated in garlic, salt and pepper and cooked for three hours. It is topped with crispy onions and a juniper berry sauce.

Arby's isn't stopping at venison. The chain also announced it will be debuting an elk sandwich, as well, though only at three locations in Colorado, Wyoming and Montana.
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Old 10-16-2017, 04:03 PM
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Venison and elk sound great and I would buy and eat either in a heart beat. But remember that wild elk and deer cannot be sold. These have to be farm raised animals because marketing wild game is against the law. You can buy buffalo which, in a burger, is awesome. In all cases the price will kill you. You willing to pay ten bucks for a quarter pounder? I love beef in a burger already and its tasty and cheap.

BTW, remind me to tell you how our McDonalds stock is doing. From memory, I think we paid $8,000 six months ago as part of a bigger bundle of stocks and Mickey D's is now worth $14,000 and paying a dividend.
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This week we bought lobster hard shells for $5.99/lb.
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We bought and ate some oysters this week which we slurped raw with Scotch. Red sauce, lemon and Tobasco. Only a sissy pantywaist, who probably fishes from boats, would cook an oyster.
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..... the price will kill you. You willing to pay ten bucks for a quarter pounder? I love beef in a burger already and its tasty and cheap. .


$10 bucks for a burger ??? not in a bar? Down here it is $18... Unless you were talking about MC Donalds. In that case, ignore me...

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great pub with a $12 buffalo burger..!
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We have had buffalo burgers. Very much like venison but both similar to one made from beef. Burgers by either McDonalds or Burger KIng are fine. Please don't up any puke stuff. Those places sell a lot of burger and its hard to find a place to park. They can't be that bad.
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"They can't be that bad"

Fast food burgers are sort of the crack-cocaine of the food world.
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"They can't be that bad"

Fast food burgers are sort of the crack-cocaine of the food world.
TRUE! Watch the movie, "Super Size Me"...addictive stuff.
I try not to eat 'em too often, but the chain burgers are pretty tasty when you're in the mood for 'em. What I really like are the expensive burgers in pubs where they'll grind up a good grade of beef and give you a good choice of toppings: any cheeses, mushrooms, real fried onions, even some sliced corned beef/sauerkraut on top...Reuben burger if you want. The last couple years I've really been enjoying bleu cheese on burgers..."Black n Bleu Burger".
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We bought and ate some oysters this week which we slurped raw with Scotch. Red sauce, lemon and Tobasco. Only a sissy pantywaist, who probably fishes from boats, would cook an oyster.
Even if they're fried?

Then again, fried oysters might taste better while "guzzling a 'Gansett" (or other beer...). Dang! That sounds really good right now!
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Old 10-28-2017, 01:33 PM
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I may have tried oysters a different way back a few years and did not care for them. I am not an expert on oysters but I know raw on the half shell that my wife and I both like them. Many foods are enhanced by appropriate drink -- with oysters its Scotch.
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