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Chanterelle (cantharellus cibarius)
A first rate wild mushroom, also known as a "girolle". They look like an apricot-coloured curved trumpet, and also have an apricot aroma.
They are found in woods, in particular beech and oak from mid-summer until late autumn.
They are delicious in sauces, and with eggs or simply fried in butter with chopped shallots and garlic.
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