Need to research more... "Giant Puff Ball Mushrooms, edible until their spores are emitted - easiest way to check is to slice them in half. If the interior is pure white, no pigmentation or veins, then you can have mushroom steaks."
Laetiporus is a genus of edible mushrooms found throughout much of the world. Some species, especially Laetiporus sulphureus, are commonly known as sulphur shelf, chicken of the woods, the chicken mushroom, or the chicken fungus because many think they taste like chicken.
Don't count on cultivating morels in your garden! This spongy critter is one of the few plants that cannot be successfully cultivated. It's the single most popular wild mushroom on the continent and, according to throngs of admirers, the best tasting. Hunting for these is easy! The deliciously earthy flavor of morels -- a meaty, nutlike taste -- rewards your efforts. If you are new to the pleasure, here are all the tips you need to get started.
Hen Of The Woods - Also known as maitake -- which translates to "dancing mushrooms" in Japanese -- these delicate, flowery mushrooms are packed with flavor. They're rich, earthy and pretty dreamy. They grow at the base of trees, particularly oaks, and are used in Japanese and western cooking. They hold their shape well when cooked, so they're great for soups and stir-fries.