Blue Foot mushrooms are a cousin of the blewit mushroom (Lepista nuda). Their caps are smooth and cream colored. They display purple gills, and a fuzzy lilac stem, that can fade as the mushrooms age.
They are native to Europe, but are widely cultivated through out the world. it can be found growing in coniferous and deciduous forests fall through winter. Their sporeprint is white, as opposed to their lookalikes Cortinarius mushrooms, whose sporeprints are rusty orange.
Their texture is velvety, soft and silky, and I find them best in cream soups.
We use the same cultivation method to grow these, as we do the Blewit.
Edibility and Taste: Velvety, soft and silky.
Grows On: Hardwood leaf compost or Composted livestock manure.
Fruiting Temps: Fruits after first freeze and during cold months (30-50F)