The Mycelium Network aka THE MUSHROOM THREAD

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I've been on a mushroom kick lately and even went so far as to get a new 12-inch skillet so that I can saute loads of them more easily.

Also, artisanal mushroom growing operations are fascinating:

Gemini Cricket (Leee), Tuesday, 20 July 2021 19:58 (two weeks ago) link

my wife just got a kit from these people:

Apparently a few kinds of mushroom really like growing on coffee grounds so this roaster decided to start selling mushroom starter kits

Tracer Hand, Tuesday, 20 July 2021 20:13 (two weeks ago) link

Please post results of your experiments Leee!

Tracer Hand, Tuesday, 20 July 2021 20:14 (two weeks ago) link

what kind of mushrooms are we talking about here?

A viking of frowns, (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 20 July 2021 20:21 (two weeks ago) link

The delicious kind! I haven't fallen down the wild mushroom hole yet, but I picked up some maitake and king oysters along with some cremini for basically this recipe:

Although I followed ATK's directions on proper shroom sauteing:

The ragu wasn't as saucy as I'd have liked it but the mushrooms did turn out well -- very chewy, almost al dente.

This was all a test run before I try out a mushroom pizza -- I still have a ton of the king oysters left so they're already earmarked for that!

Gemini Cricket (Leee), Wednesday, 21 July 2021 01:15 (one week ago) link

i've been hitting up my farmer's market mushroom guy regularly lately. he grows only two types - shiitakes and oysters - but they are such a awesome, meaty, umami-packed thing to put in pastas, salads, grilled cheese, sushi rolls, whatever.
mmmm, any kind of shrooms is my fave pizza topping

scampos sacra fames (outdoor_miner), Friday, 23 July 2021 19:24 (one week ago) link

huge miss by not titling this "When I saw... Mushroom Thread"

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, 23 July 2021 19:36 (one week ago) link

Dammit you're right.

Gemini Cricket (Leee), Friday, 23 July 2021 21:27 (one week ago) link

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