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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...

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by laneross 2 years 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 8 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 2 years 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 9 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 8 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 ...

Share your favorite recipes for chantrelle mushrooms

by letsindulge 3 years ago

What to do with 1.5# of fresh chantrelle mushrooms? Aside from risotto what preparations will showcase this beautiful product? TIA.

Why are my real Périgord black truffles tasteless?

by tbessie 3 years ago

So my dad lives in a village in Périgord (Brantôme to be specific). I visit him there almost every summer. Usually I bring back (to San Francisco, where I live) some foie gras, maybe some aperiti...

Mushroom and Truffle Oil Panini

by tvan614 3 years ago

I want to make a panini with mushrooms and truffle oil. What is the best way to ensure the mushrooms will have the most flavor from the oil? Should I sautee them in the oil before "panining" the...

any mushroom hunters out there?

by mchan02 14 years ago

i want to go pick some wild mushrooms this fall. has anyone been mushrooming in the area? any tips or particularly good places to go? any recommended books? i borrowed this one from a friend and it...

Is there an easy substitute for canned cream of mushroom soup?

by Reston 13 years ago

There are a few recipes that I like which call for canned cream of mushroom soup, but I would rather use a fresher substitute. Is there an easy recipe to replicate the flavor without having to make...

Mushrooms in salsa?

by NateHevens 3 years ago

Man... it's been a few years since I last posted on Chowhound! Anyways... so I wanted to get y'alls thoughts on this... I've been making a simple salsa recipe. I came by it trying to create a...

Help: Are these Shiitake mushrooms?

by bluesman13 3 years ago

so I'm at my local Asian market and I see these in a bag - "shiitake mushrooms" 10oz for $4.29. great price. I get them home and remove them from the bag and they don't look to me like shiitake mus...

How long do dried mushrooms last?

by NYCkaren 13 years ago

I've got a bag at home somewhere that I've had for years. I'm not even sure how many years. Do you think they'd be safe to eat? If they don't smell moldy or anything?

Packaged/stuffed caps out overnight

by oslerspark 3 years ago

So I bought 4 large stuffed mushroom caps. 2 bacon, 2 Neptune from local Butcher shop. I took them out of fridge last night (around midnight) and forgot them until this morning around 8 am. I put ...

Morels in S. Ontario

by yaddayadda 13 years ago

Anybody spot morels in S. Ontario yet? That last two years have been a total bust for decent mushrooms. Too dry, I suppose, or too many people trampling over the few remaining abodes. I would ap...

Morel Mushrooms

by tinkerbel9 3 years ago

Hello. My husband found about 1/2 a pound of morels behind the school where he teaches today. He is beyond excited. I haven't seen them yet. We used to find some in MT. Now we are in Germany. W...

Little white worms in my morels

by brooklynmonkey 17 years ago

I brought some seemingly beautiful morels home from a very reputable market, only to discover they were inhabited by DOZENS of little white worms (tiny ones!) that appeared to be happily nesting in...