Mushrooms are tricky. The varieties you usually find in supermarkets are cultured, meaning that they are farmed away from their natural habitat. This means that their taste becomes weaker, and they are, in general, pretty boring and dull. The best-tasting mushrooms grow in nature. Unfortunately, the coming generations are unable to tell the poisonous ones from the edible ones, thus missing out on a world’s worth of flavor and textures. And then there are the mushrooms that taste nothing like mushrooms. And that is why I think that they are the strangest edible mushrooms. These varieties, sometimes used as spices, defy what you think you know about fungi in general.