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(cleaning) shiitake mushrooms?

fadista | Dec 28, 201002:22 PM

I've been buying shiitake mushrooms from the Ranch99 Asian supermarket, for about a quarter the price I would pay at Trader Joe's. These mushrooms are labeled "China." (I am speaking of regular non-dehydrated mushrooms, although I buy the dried kind as well.)

How to clean mushrooms has always been a bit of mystery to me, and some corners of the 'net claim that mushrooms grown in China are particularly unsafe, potentially chemical laden, etc. They taste fine to me, though.

Would you eat Made in China mushrooms? How do you clean them?

I put my mushrooms in soups and scrambled eggs. If we agree the mushrooms are safe, what are your other favorite preparations?

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