Monthly Archives: July 2013

Candied Violet-Grey Boletes

Bill Neill once suggested I boil these ultra bitter boletes in a sweet syrup. It didn’t work, as they were still very bitter. But, the syrup was good w/a curry-like aroma. That was a experience. Now, I’ve had a piece … Continue reading

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chef question for B. bicolor and Russulas in ground veal tomato sauce

I had ground veal I needed to use. I found this recipe: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Veal-Mushroom-and-Red-Wine-Sauce-4996 For mushrooms I had ~2 B. bicolor, which I was hesitant to use since I wanted to get more of their base flavor than a recipe w/wine, … Continue reading

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Experiment with the freezing method with Meripilus sumstinei didn’t yield positive results

Following a recommendation on MO (I can’t find the link, though) to freeze and thaw it to make the texture softer, I experimented. I cut the mushroom in half, with texturally identical sections form one half to the other. I … Continue reading

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Sagittaria

In America we have Sagittaria latifolia. In China we have Sagittaria sagittifolia. But what do I have? Actually, there are many species, and though what I have is edible, it also has another nice quality (more on that below). Around … Continue reading

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Russula Roulette

Playing that game is good at least in North America, Europe, and much of Asia. I believe if you cook random Russulas well, you can get all kinds of results, w/o danger of GI upset, at least with keeping the … Continue reading

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some answers regarding what makes up the smells of almonds in certain mushrooms

1st, I especially want to thank Darvin DeShazer for sending me charted info. on what mushroom smells are from what chemicals. Darvin, does this chart exist on the internet in a way that I can link people to it? Or, … Continue reading

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B. bicolor vs. Lactarius hygrophoroides vs. grey russula vs. slug

Today I medium-heat sauteed the aforementioned, most all in good shape, with butter, kosher salt, & grape seed oil, along w/a [literally] crushed clove of garlic. I didn’t find a lot of anything, but together they made a nice snack. … Continue reading

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