Beyond the buttons and the portobellos lies a world of amazing textures and flavors.
More Mushrooms, Please!
A brilliant speciality food store can excite a cook's mind like nothing else, whether the shop curates salt, cheese, chocolate, or, in the case of San Francisco's Far West Fungi shop in the Ferry Building, mushrooms. Our adventure was inspired by an almost surreal mushroom assortment, ranging from lacy and delicate to ponderously dense, from bright orange to fawn brown to black.
What could we do but order a variety box for our Test Kitchen? Soon the package of woodland treasures arrived. More than a dozen exotic varieties saturated the kitchen with aromas of wood and loam.
The recipes here offer a taste of the fun we had—days of recipe research and development.