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15 Reasons Why Shiitakes are the King of All Mushrooms

I’ve never met a mushroom I didn’t like. But if I had to name one variety that trumps them all, it would be shiitakes. The brown, saucer-shaped fungi are indigenous to Asia. But they’ve also proved...

Grilled Maitake Mushroom with Ikura Cream Sauce!!

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 26 days ago

Rare Find!! Organic Maitake Mushrooms at Costco.....to be grilled and served with Ikura Salmon Roe Caviar Cream....a la 'Frilu' Gorgeous tasting!!! Definitely an 'easy to make' dish worth repeati...

Pig's Ear Mushrooms/Violet Chanterelles?

by kim2001 3 months ago

I have about a pound of pig's ear mushrooms or violet chanterelles, and I don't know what to do with them (other than saute them in butter of course). Any recipe/dish ideas for these mushrooms?

Leftover stuffed mushrooms-how to use?

by bblonde 2 years ago

I recently had my daughter's christening catered and we were left with a lot of stuffed mushrooms. I love them, though I know they aren't everyone's favorite. This is becoming a trend because I m...

Wakuriya Pickup Dinner | Crystal Springs Village - San Mateo

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 months ago

Last week I ordered to-go dinners from Wakuriya, the Michelin one-star restaurant in a modest suburban shopping center. It had announced that the last day for its pick-up program would be Sunday, M...

Alley 6 86'd Candy Cap Bitters (and Clean Up on Alley 6 Hand Sanitizer) | Healdsburg

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

During this pandemic holiday season when our economy has tanked for so many, I focused my purchases on gifts made by local producers. One shopping stop was Alley 6, a small batch craft distiller in...

Chinese Ingredients: Borax Powder, Mushroom Extract

by David A. 16 years ago

My Taiwanese wife uses some strange ingredients and I'm wondering whether anyone can reassure me that they are not blatantly poisonous: 1) Borax Powder (pingsha). This is used to he make "he fun...

Earthy Flavors?

by ___f 1 year ago

Does anyone have any ideas for earthy flavors besides root vegetables and mushrooms?

Must I refrigerate fried chicken of the woods mushrooms?

by Cale_with_a_C 1 year ago

I battered & fried some chicken of the woods mushrooms last night but forgot the leftovers in the oven overnight. It's a very dry mushroom - certainly dryer than cornbread - so I wonder if they're ...


by KoshVorlon 1 year ago

So - what's the most delicious portobello dish you've ever had? So far, (and I have yet to find this recipe !) is the roasted portobello over at Wild Oats - specifically when they roast it wi...

Mushroom "Chips"

by Bigley9 1 year ago

Did I make this up or is it a known thing? I had a bunch of maitake mushrooms that I had forgotten about in my fridge. They looked okay so I decided to break them up and roast them just with some...

COVID ERA - Restaurant Suppliers

by Sadistick 2 years ago

I read an article that in the US (I believe this one mentioned NYC) many restaurant suppliers are now opening their doors (and delivery services) to the public in order to stay afloat during this p...

Should I wash mushrooms in vinegar to keep them good longer?

by lisaleira 2 years ago

I have these mushrooms that I don’t want to cook yet, and I’m hoping they can hang out for a while. I learned somewhere- maybe from mom or imagination- that if I wash them in water with some vineg...

Shiitake mushrooms look and smell fine, taste SOUR??

by tinyfish 7 years ago

I use Shiitakes a lot and have never come across this before yesterday. I had bought two packets of particularly large Shiitakes (in fact, I'd never seen them this big before either). After the fir...

Mushroom Identification

by kySafran 2 years ago

Just spotted these while taking the bins out. They look fine to eat but can anyone confirm or give me a lead as to what they are? They are pure white all over including the gills.

best store or retailer carrying wild mushrooms in Vancouver

by ume 12 years ago

Just wanted to know if anybody can suggest a good wild mushroom store or retailer in Vancouver - I'm looking for some chanterelles and lobster mushrooms right now and later on some matsutakes. I...

Suggestions for a WIld Mushroom Cookbook?

by Pipenta 9 years ago

I can find plenty of field guides to wild mushrooms, but I haven't found a really good cookbook for them. They are so diverse in flavor and texture and require different treatments. Some are del...

Shiitake mushroom recipes

by ucanahdooit 11 years ago

Hi all, I am looking for shiitake mushroom recipes that are more creative than the standard stir fry with soy sauce idea. I love them but have never actually cooked with them before, so I want t...

Where to get unusual varieties of fresh mushrooms?

by air621 3 years ago

I know that mushrooms in Ontario are seasonal, but I'm interested in finding some fresh Chicken of the Woods, Miatakes and Lion's Mane. Does anyone know where I could find some?

Concern over suspiciously pleasurable mushrooms

by wickedsluggy 4 years ago

I have found shitake mushrooms are very inexpensive at some of my local Asian grocery stores near Dallas, Texas (Ranch 99 etc). They are the thick stemmed, rough capped type. They have an incredibl...