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An edible reddish-brown bracket fungus that resembles raw beef. Native to both Eurasia and North America, it usually grows on oak or sweet chestnut trees.
- ‘I was delighted to find a beefsteak fungus growing on an oak tree by Wimpole Hall.’
- ‘A somewhat related bracket fungus is Fistulina hepatica, the beefsteak fungus, which supposedly tenderizes and adds flavor to meat.’
- ‘This is a beefsteak fungus; it looks like a slab of meat and it ‘bleeds’ when you cut into it.’
- ‘Some of them can even be edible, but usually at a very early stage of development - e.g. sulphur shelf and beefsteak fungus.’
- ‘Clean and cut the beefsteak fungus into fine slices and place in a frying pan with finely chopped shallots and garlic.’
- ‘The was the smallest specimen I've seen of the beefsteak fungus.’
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