1. How to avoid poisoning
Eating foraged mushrooms is a time-honored tradition across the globe. However mycophobia is present in a lot of cultures, including here in the Southeastern US. But if we can safely identify toxic mushrooms and rule them out, we're on our way to having access to the loftiest realms of culinary ingredients.
avoid these, unless you're an expert
For identification beginners, or intermediate folks, we strongly suggest you avoid the following genera:
Dont trust Old wives' tales
There are a lot of "old wives' tales" regarding the edibility of mushrooms. Do not trust the safety of your health and well-being to them. These tales are often region-specific and unscientific.