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These meaty mushrooms are rich, chewy, and love to absorb flavor

Fine Cooking Issue 05
Photos: Martha Holmberg
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In its fresh form, the shiitake mushroom has a rich, buttery, meaty flavor quite unlike the flavors of other mushroom varieties, such as earthy morels, oyster-like pleurottes, or perfume-sweet enokis. When dried, the shiitake’s flavors concentrate to a smoky richness. Dried shiitakes are often used in Chinese and other Asian cooking. In this article, you’ll learn how to select and handle shiitakes for best results, then incorporate them into delicious recipes: Sautéed Shiitake Salad, Boneless Quail Stuffed with Sausage & Shiitakes, and Cream of Shiitake Soup. A sidebar discusses shiitake farming in America.


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