It's best to cut and eat poke while it's still small. After it's tall and thick it really needs to have the tough outer skin removed or it will be real stringy and tough. Used to really enjoy the morels here in Kentucky until last year I got very sick after eating quite a lot of them. So this year I tried eating just a few bites to be safe, got the same results. Havn't quite figured out why, but I quess "change really is the only constant".