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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Let’s take a closer look…
Good food makes for good eating
What a great day out…