Being raised in northern Mexico, I had never heard of mixiotes until I was about 28 years old when I moved to Mexico City.
Huitlacoche: The Corn Fungus Among Us
This is not a legend: a corn plant disease became an Aztec delicacy, worth of Emperors!
The Wild Mushrooms of Central Mexico
Well, I have systematically refused to learn the intricacies of all that. I instead hire a guide and I let her do the work while I enjoy the walk, nature, and the clean air so absent in the big city.