Trompette

Latin name: Craterellus Cornucopioides
Alternative names: Horn of Plenty, Trumpet of Death, Black Chanterelle Culinary uses: Dried/ Pickled

A mushroom with pride of place at the top culinary table, the name horn of plenty may appear slightly misleading, as this most retiring fungus can remain hidden even in plain view. Sometimes appearing as a striking contrast against vivid green moss, but much more likely to be found nestled amongst the leaves and forest floor. Once you find one, you will nearly always find more, for it is the horn’s shape and abundance which earns it the title. Its alternative moniker: the trumpet of death is thought to derive from its outlandish shape and funereal colouring. A most discouraging pseudonym for this truly gourmet fungus.