Improved mushroom cultivation means more varieties of fresh mushrooms are available at the grocery store, from chanterelles to shiitakes. So why would you buy dried mushrooms? Aren’t they just an inferior substitute for fresh ones? Find out why dried mushrooms will never go out of style, how drying changes the flavor and texture of some mushrooms for the better—and which kind of mushroom is a waste to buy dried.

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