At one time, cooks were limited to the
cultivated white mushrooms sold in most stores. Now, the varieties once
used only by those who found them in specialty markets or had the skill
to find them in the wild are cultivated and available in many
supermarkets. Joining the common button we now readily find such
varieties as morel, chanterelle, oyster, shiitake and enoki.
Mushrooms have meaty texture and absorb the
flavors of the other ingredients in the recipe. Another plus is that
they require little preparation. Just wipe the caps clean with a damp
paper towel or remove any dirt with a mushroom brush.
Mushrooms are a delightful food that we can
enjoy all year round, with plentiful supplies of the finest quality
being delivered. Mushrooms are a healthy, flavorsome, versatile food
that can be included in every meal of the day, from breakfast to late
Store fresh mushrooms in a paper bag in the
refrigerator for up to seven days. Never place mushrooms in a plastic
bag, which causes them to turn soggy.
Mushrooms flavor is unmistakable in salads, soups, stews, sauces,
stir-fries, pies, meat loaves, breads. Mushrooms available year round,
mushrooms come in buttons, cups and flats. Never buy mushrooms that are
slimy or dry in appearance or store them in plastic bags. Mushrooms preparation couldn't be easier, and there is no waste
whatsoever. Simply wipe over with a damp cloth and use whole or cut into
quarters, halves or slices.