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My favorite fresh mushroom mix
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February 9, 2014
My favorite fresh mushroom mix

My favorite fresh mushroom mix is one that has some of the amazing wild mushrooms we usually serve at the restaurant; fresh porcini, chanterelles, morels, and even wilder varieties. If any of these are available you should certainly include them with ordinary cultivated mushrooms in any of my recipes-even a few will add special flavor. All of my recipes, however, will be delicious with the domestic cultivated mushroom types available in the supermarket: common (white) mushrooms and cremini are my standards. They must be firm and fresh, with caps tight to the stem. Preparing mushrooms is not complicated. Trim away any tough parts-with odd shaped mushroom, just feel to determine what needs trimming, And don’t soak mushrooms in water when cleaning; wipe them with a damp paper towel to remove any grit or dirt.