This is a preview of the content in our French Food Decoder app. Get the app to:
  • Read offline
  • Remove ads
  • Access all content
  • Use the in-app Map to find sites, and add custom locations (your hotel...)
  • Build a list of your own favourites
  • Search the contents with full-text search functionality
  • ... and more!
iOS App Store Google Play


oyster or tree mushroom

Pleuretus spp. (cultivated)

Pleurotes are the mushrooms that grow on the sides of trees and are easily cultivated, although many growers in France have moved on to growing shiitakes, just judging by the evidence in our weekly market.


Text © Dana Facaros

Image by Dr. Hans-Günter Wagner