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Old 05-27-2014, 04:10 PM
 
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Shiitakes are in a class on their own - texture and flavor. My favorite. But I've also learned to love them only started eating them after I got pregnant with my son. I loathed them up until then. Glad I overcame the aversion because of their healthful properties. Wood ears are excellent too - cant imagine hot and sour soup without them. Champignons are the most boring and bland - I rarely get those.
You know... I've heard about other people having radical changes in their food preferences after pregnancy.... not just while they are pregnant.

I should have also been more specific on my shiitake mushroom preference. I very much prefer the ones that are raising on logs rather than sawdust. I can really taste the difference.
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Old 05-27-2014, 09:27 PM
 
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Golden Chanterelles. Hard to get and expensive but when I do watch out its a no holds barred feast of mushroom goodness.
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Old 05-27-2014, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
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I'm not a fan of mushrooms, but I do like shiitake mushrooms.
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Old 05-27-2014, 09:58 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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I don't know what you are calling a "champignon," which is just French for "mushroom." I assume you are talking about agaricus bisporus, which is the common cultured mushroom, grown indoors in a sterilized mix of wheat straw and manure. The white ones are grown in darkness, the brown ones are exposed to light. They are the same mushroom.
Yes, I was talking about the same white mushrooms. That's the name I know, but now I will call them "white mushrooms" instead
The white ones also grow wild in fields and grassy areas (Agaricus campestris) - I used to hunt for them in Summer. After rain, they grow literally in a span of a day.
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Old 05-28-2014, 08:38 AM
 
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Old 05-28-2014, 08:41 AM
 
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Portabella here, too. Brush the big ones with olive oil and grill them. Mmmmm!
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Old 05-28-2014, 11:18 AM
 
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Has anyone here had experience with growing shiitakes at home on logs? If so, I'd sure appreciate some tips. It's something I hope to do in the future.
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Old 05-28-2014, 11:44 AM
 
Location: South Bay Native
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I'm not a fan of mushrooms, but I do like shiitake mushrooms.
I recently tried to get my friend to try some shiitake in a lettuce wrap dish, but he wasn't feeling very adventurous. I think everyone should try everything at least twice before they decide 'never again'.

If I had tried shiitake before champignons I think I would not have excluded mushrooms from my diet for the first 20 years of my life. And if I had tried sashimi before my parent's fish stew I might not have missed out eating fish for the first 30 years of my life. Maybe that's why now, I prefer these foods over others.
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Old 05-28-2014, 12:22 PM
 
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My favorite is Chanterelle. Speaking of which, I haven't had these in quite some time. I'll have to remember to look for them the next time I shop. I like them sauteed in a bit of butter - nothing better.
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Old 05-28-2014, 02:43 PM
 
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I recently tried to get my friend to try some shiitake in a lettuce wrap dish, but he wasn't feeling very adventurous. I think everyone should try everything at least twice before they decide 'never again'.

If I had tried shiitake before champignons I think I would not have excluded mushrooms from my diet for the first 20 years of my life. And if I had tried sashimi before my parent's fish stew I might not have missed out eating fish for the first 30 years of my life. Maybe that's why now, I prefer these foods over others.
Hey Dont, maybe your taste buds just grew up.

Just teasin' you.
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