I Love 'Em, But Can't Eat 'Em!
by Melissa Webster
(Walla Walla, WA)
I've discovered that I'm very allergic to morels after eating them 3 times years apart and every time having more of a reaction. The last time I only ate a tiny bit in a sauce and experienced severe intestinal distress within just a couple hours, lasting for about 12 hours. I did not pick them myself, but used some I bought in a store the first two times. The last time I ate the tiny bit in a restaurant, and my family ate the same dish and had no trouble.
Now I envy those people who can eat morels with abandon! But wonder if I should eat ANY wild mushrooms. I've been avoiding any dishes that state wild mushrooms are included. What do you think?