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Time of mushrooms in Dorgali
The rainy autumn days are good for the Sardinian countryside after hot summers, like the one just passed. The rainfall, combined with not too rigid temperatures, give to fans of mycology, hobbyists or hikers the opportunity to find a large variety of mushrooms in the woods of Cala Gonone and Dorgali.
The diversity of vegetation, the soil type and altitude create an important mycological variety.
The traditional cuisine of Dorgali did not foresee the use of mushrooms.
In the past, the edibility of mushrooms was considered observing the behavior of some grazing animals or wild boar, that instinctively avoid the toxic mushrooms.
It doesn't mean that a mushroom gnawed by an animal is edible for humans, since many species of boletus can cause gastro-intestinal ailments to man while can be tolerated by the animals.
It's also said "mushroom of meat" for the compactness of its composition.
We recommend extreme caution and expert advice before eating mushrooms. You must go with a riddled container that drops the spores on the ground, in order to facilitate their reproduction. The classic wicker basket is perfect for this purpose.
Who wish to taste fresh seasonal mushrooms safely (and without looking for them) can choose where to eat them consulting our section of Restaurants and Farmhouses of Cala Gonone and Dorgali.. buon appetito!