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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...

Shiitake mushrooms look and smell fine, taste SOUR??

by tinyfish 5 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...

Leftover stuffed mushrooms-how to use?

by bblonde 3 months 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...

Mushroom Identification

by kySafran 4 months 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 10 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 7 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 9 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 1 year 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 2 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...

Substitute for mushrooms...

by JuniorBalloon 5 years ago

So many recipes call for them, but I am one of those unlucky people that hates mushrooms. To me they taste like dirt...bad dirt. :) Is there anything that can take their place? Usually I just omit ...

Green Bean Casserole--substitute for mushrooms or leave out?

by nofunlatte 1 year ago

Hi all! In memory of Dorcas Reilly, I'm bringing this green bean casserole to a Thanksgiving dinner. However, my sister doesn't like mushrooms. I was just going to leave them out (and add some e...

Chanterelle mushrooms in NYC

by xoam 1 year ago

Does anybody know where I can find chanterelle mushrooms in New York City? Queens or Manhattan would be preferred. Thanks!

puffball mushrooms, recipe ideas?

by dijon 13 years ago

My neighbor had a couple of huge (bigger than a 16" softball)puffball mushrooms in her yard and gave them to me when I told her they were edible. Any ideas for recipes? I thought of slicing and fry...


by laneross 1 year ago

Can I use shiitake mushroom in Chicken Marsala instead of crimini or will the taste be too different?

shiitake vs crimini mushrooms

by fldhkybnva 7 years ago

I usually use crimini mushrooms, but for some reason, I grabbed some shiitake mushrooms. I would like to saute and add to pasta sauce. Any comments on the difference in taste between these two va...

How safe is dried mushroom powder, raw?

by TonyRockyTiger 1 year ago

I am making a recipe that has mushroom powder and will be using the Nom Nom Paleo Magic Mushroom Powder product (https://nomnompaleo.com/post/105333542218/magic-mushroom-powder-diy-holiday-gift - n...

Rehydrating chinese mushrooms

by ceedoubleyou 8 years ago

My parents used to use sugar when rehydrating the dried mushrooms, my question, is, does anyone know how much sugar to use, I've tried it, but, I can't get rid of that dried taste in the mushroom a...

Mixed mushrooms added a floral taste: which mushroom was it?

by sugarcanejane 2 years ago

We made a pasta dish with a bunch of mixed mushrooms my boyfriend picked out. One of them added a floral taste to the dish I didn't care for. Dies anyone know which mushroom it could have been:...

Flower mushrooms

by HaveSpoonWillCook 2 years ago

I've run out of flower mushrooms and the last time I shopped for them at a little store, I was pointed towards shiitake with cracked caps that looked meaty and somewhat similar, but with none of th...

Sourcing Truffle Oil and Wild Mushrooms in NW LA Area

by whiner 7 years ago

I'm a bit disappointed with what I can find at Whole Foods. Anyone have ideas for nice specialty shops with good selections of fresh wild mushrooms and / or places with nice selections of truffle ...