There are, I am told, a couple that can be eaten with care and without alcohol, but these are deadly enough that I wouldn’t take a chance. One can get quite sick from some and others will plain out kill you. I don’t forage at all. I figure the berries are there for the birds and bears and mushrooms..well, I don’t take chances, even with the ones I do know are safe. Let ’em spew their spores, I say.
I came across this beauty while walking back to my car after visiting the gentians. Someone once described another picture I shared of an Amanita as resembling a cookie. I wouldn’t want to make that mistake.