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Calvatia gigantea - Giant puffball mushroom

One of several giant puffballs that I found this season. Somehow, I remember it as being bigger, but it still can feed many people. People describe them as tasting like tofu, but I think that they are more like tofu in that they absorb the flavor of what you are cooking with. The texture is unusual, like marshmallow, which some people enjoy and others do not. I thought it was OK. What I could not eat, I cooked and froze for later. My nephew is the hand model. His reward was this mushroom.

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Taken on September 2, 2007