Mushroom Tips

Go way beyond the white button

Far West Fungi manager Ian Garrone shares some of his expertise, including tips on common fungi like brown mushrooms and harder-to-find specimens like lobster mushrooms. He expounds on subjects such as how to know they’re fresh and how to keep them longer. There are nine tips in the playlist below with information on all sorts of mushrooms, ranging from king trumpet to portobello to shiitake and oyster. View the tips all in sequence, or click Menu, then Playlist, to pick and choose.

Don’t Eat Raw Mushrooms
Cremini (or Brown) Mushroom Guidelines
What Are King Trumpet Mushrooms?
Buying and Cooking Portobello Mushrooms
Shiitake Mushroom Guidelines
Make Mushrooms Last
What’s a Lobster Mushroom?
Oyster Mushroom Guidelines
How to Clean Mushrooms

CHOW Tips are the shared wisdom of our community. If you’ve figured out some piece of food, drink, or cooking wisdom that you’d like to share on video (and you can be in San Francisco), email Meredith Arthur and tell us what you’ve got in mind.

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