The Amanita caesarea, commonly known as a good egg, is one of the most appreciated and sought after edible mushrooms, by many also consumed raw with salad. Unlike many fungal species that require high humidity, this species prefers a dry climate.
Its delicacy induced the ancient Romans to call it “Food of the Gods” and to protect the woods in which it reproduced.
Excellent both cooked and raw in salads.
It is often referred to as the best edible mushroom, but there are conflicting opinions in this regard, as some mycologists consider this species far inferior to others from a gastronomic point of view, that is, without particular smell and taste.