One person’s fungus is someone else’s delicacy. Él Mexicano is hosting a “Taco Pop-Up” to-go at Batch Cafe & Bar from 4 – 6 p.m. on Friday, July 24.
On the menu is Tacos de Huitlacoche with Oaxaca cheese. So what exactly is it?
It’s literally a fungus that grows on ears of corn — also known as corn smut and Mexican truffle —and the plant disease is a delicacy in Mexico. The fungus causes the kernels to swell up into mushroom-like growths called galls.