Montreal, the largest city in Canada’s mushrooms Montreal province is a melting pot of culture, fine arts, fashion and food. Whether you are visiting for business or leisure, a visit to Montreal is sure to be a memorable experience. There are countless things to see and do in Montreal, from attending a Montreal Canadians hockey game to taking in the electric atmosphere at a local nightclub. But one thing that is sure to astonish you are the array of mushrooms found in the city’s many parks and on its streets.
Montreal’s Fungi Frontier: A Guide to the Magic Mushroom Scene
While mushroom picking can be dangerous, it is also very fun and incredibly rewarding. Mushrooms have been a staple in the kitchen for centuries, and with so many species to choose from in Quebec, it is possible to find a wide variety of tasty treats. For those who want to get started foraging, there are plenty of expert guides to help you find your way.
Some of the more common mushrooms can be surprisingly delicious, particularly in soups or pasta dishes. But some are poisonous and should be avoided at all costs. For example, the fungus commonly known as the Death’s Head is highly toxic. It is in the same family as the chanterelle (Cantharillus genus) but has inedible ridges and is easy to confuse with the edible members of this group. This mistake can lead to serious and sometimes fatal symptoms, including stomach pains, bloating, liver damage, and cardiac arrest.