Amanita Caesarea as an excellent tasting mushroom that sautes well and tastes a lot like chicken. This Amanita is one that can be eaten without having to worry about toxic effects as with most other Amanitas. At various times in college in Florida when I hunted for Psilocybin during several years of experimentation, I would find this Amanita, and would enjoy it as an entree. The important thing to know to avoid a poisonous Amanita is that the entire cap of Caesarea measures from 4-6" and is orange-red to red. The illustration in the gallery by Albin appears to be 'fly agaric' and is not edible and may cause liver damage in relatively large quantities, although it is occasionly ingested in smaller quantities for the 'psychedelic effect.' With Caesarea there are no white 'warts' or markings. The gills are bright yellow and the stem is thick and straight. Bon Appetit!
IN ROMANIA - AMANITA CAESAREA, (Scop.ex Fr.) Pers ex Schw. - crăiţă. Dr. ing. Ioana Tudor