Sunday, September 19, 2010
Last Saturday the coolest of the Agder Folkehøgskole students had a seminar about mushrooms. First Inspektor John Åge taught us some theory about mushrooms; all the different types of mushrooms and their characteristics. Then we went down into the woods and collected some. It was awesome. We even found one of the most eye catching but highly poisonous mushrooms known as the fly agaric or in Norwegain the "rød flue sopp". I think of it as the mushroom that is always in Disney movies and in fairy stories, see a photo of it below. We also tasted one of the poisonous mushrooms, we chewed for about 15 seconds and then spat it out. It had a jelly like consistency and a very strong chilli flavour. I think I will have to add mushroom hunting to my list of awesome ways to spend Saturday morning.