The Morel is one of the most desired wild mushrooms in the world. They are not farmed like most mushrooms but gathered in the wild.

10th Yeşilüzümlü Mushroom Festival -celebrating the marvellous Morel
Morel mushrooms

About Morels

Morels vary tremendously in appearance. Their shape can be oblong to bulbous, their colour can be blonde to grey, their size can be smaller than your fingertip to larger than your hand. However, they all have what’s typically described as a honeycomb-like exterior.

10th Yeşilüzümlü Mushroom Festival -celebrating the marvellous Morel
Morels vary in appearance – this is a white morel

They’re delicious. Words can only go so far. They are earthy and nutty, woodsy and toasted. The flavour is deep as opposed to strong and distinct without being weird. Their texture is meaty but in a tender way. Certainly a satisfying morsel of protein but not squishy or chewy. Morels don’t offend palettes or overpower dishes, and yet they stand above and apart. Every bite of a meal with morels is the best bite.

10th Yeşilüzümlü Mushroom Festival -celebrating the marvellous Morel
Sauteed Morel Mushrooms – Photograph courtesy of Indiana Farm

Even people who say they don’t like mushrooms often fall in love with morels.

Source: Untamed Feast

10th Yeşilüzümlü Morel Mushroom Festival

Every year in the spring, hundreds of people visit Yesilüzümlü to enjoy the Mushroom Festival, celebrate and buy the marvellous, exotic-looking Morel mushroom.

10th Yeşilüzümlü Mushroom Festival -celebrating the marvellous Morel
Morel mushrooms on sale priced from 80 – 130 TL per KG

Found in nearby woods and clearings, morels are favoured by mushroom lovers everywhere. This is the 10th year that Yeşilüzümlü has hosted the Morel Mushroom Festival.

If you didn’t manage to get to the festival this year have a look at our photo gallery and videos.

Thank you to Nichola Chapman for sharing  a selection of her photographs with us for this gallery.

In Photos: 10th Yeşilüzümlü Morel Mushroom Festival

Stalls and crafters

10th Yeşilüzümlü Mushroom Festival -celebrating the marvellous Morel

 

 

10th Yeşilüzümlü Mushroom Festival -celebrating the marvellous Morel

10th Yeşilüzümlü Mushroom Festival -celebrating the marvellous Morel

 

10th Yeşilüzümlü Mushroom Festival -celebrating the marvellous Morel

Let’s take a closer look…

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People

10th Yeşilüzümlü Mushroom Festival -celebrating the marvellous Morel

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Entertainment

10th Yeşilüzümlü Mushroom Festival -celebrating the marvellous Morel

10th Yeşilüzümlü Mushroom Festival -celebrating the marvellous Morel

10th Yeşilüzümlü Mushroom Festival -celebrating the marvellous Morel

10th Yeşilüzümlü Mushroom Festival -celebrating the marvellous Morel

10th Yeşilüzümlü Mushroom Festival – 6-8 Nisan 2018 from Lyn Ward on Vimeo.

Good food makes for good eating

10th Yeşilüzümlü Mushroom Festival -celebrating the marvellous Morel

10th Yeşilüzümlü Mushroom Festival -celebrating the marvellous Morel

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What a great day out…

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