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Mushroom

portabella-thumbMushrooms come to us as cultivated, grown in some manner by man, or, as wild, originating in wooded forests. Interestingly enough, cultivated mushrooms do not grow in the wild and wild mushrooms have yet to be successfully cultivated by man.

Alba Clamshell Mushroom

Alba Clamshell mushrooms have quarter-size caps with 2 to 3 inch white stems. They like a hot sauté to bring out their mild shellfish flavor.

Brown Clamshell Mushroom

Brown Clamshell mushrooms have quarter-size brown caps with 2 to 3 inch white stems. They like a hot sauté to bring out their mild shellfish flavor. Their crisp, crunchy texture holds up to cooking.

Chanterelle Mushroom

Chanterelles are a dense and meaty, edible, wild mushrooms ranging in color from orange to gold.

Crimini Mushroom

Crimini mushrooms have a light tan, coffee colored cap that fades into their stems. Their deep, rich, meaty flavor sets them apart from the common white mushroom.

Enoki Mushroom

A Japanese variety that grows in small fragile clusters of white stems, resembling bean sprouts, topped by tiny caps.

Hedgehog Mushroom

Hedgehog mushrooms are dense and meaty, edible, wild mushrooms with a sweet, nutty flavor ranging in color from orange, yellow and tan.

Maitake Mushroom

Maitake mushrooms, also known as Hen of the Woods, are clusters of small, fan-shaped caps. The caps are ruffled and are often a grayish-brown color, sometimes tan. The undersides have pores instead of gills.

Morel Mushroom

Morels are usually between two and four inches long, and range in color from pale cream to almost black.

Nebrodini Bianca Mushroom

A relative of the Trumpet Royale, Nebrodini Bianco is a large firm mushroom with a beautiful vase shape and a color ranging from ivory to glistening white.

Oyster Mushroom

These mushrooms have fluted, scallop-shaped, soft brown caps, that range in sizes from button to sand dollar with a somewhat tougher stem.

Portabella Mushroom

Not a true variety but rather a fully mature Crimini with caps that can reach 6 inches in diameter and an edible stem

Shiitake Mushroom

China and Japan have been raising Shiitakes on rotting logs for thousands of years.

Trumpet Royale Mushroom

Trumpet Royale mushrooms have a wonderful savory flavor, with a firm, meaty texture and is often used in place of wild mushrooms.

Velvet Pioppini Mushroom

Also known as the Black Poplar mushroom, Velvet Pioppini caps are dark chocolate brown with a soft/silky texture.

White Mushroom

These mushrooms are the most well known in America and Europe, (they also happen to be the same species as crimini mushrooms, baby portabella, baby bella, mini bella, button mushrooms, brown mushrooms and the portabella mushroom).