Mushrooms – A to Z

Chanterelle

The golden child of the mushroom world, chanterelles are known for their beautiful yellow-orange colour, their rarity and most of all, their flavour

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Cloud Ear Fungus

Cloud ear fungus is a grey-brown edible jelly fungus that is often used in Asian cooking, especially Chinese cuisine.

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Index – Mushrooms

This is the sub-index for the mushroom varieties that we have listed in the glossary. Included are information, availability, substitutions, and nutrition, wherever possible.

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Matsutake

Matsutake is the common name for a highly sought-after mycorrhizal mushroom that grows in Asia, Europe, and North America. It is prized by the Japanese and Chinese for its distinct spicy-aromatic odour.

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Shiitake Mushroom

The shiitake is an edible mushroom native to East Asia, which is cultivated and consumed in many countries, especially Asian. It is considered a medicinal mushroom in some forms of traditional medicine.

Culinary Uses

Fresh and dried shiitake have many uses in the cuisines of East Asia. In Japan, they are served in miso soup, …

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Wood Ear

Wood-ear, or 木耳 , or キクラゲ can refer to two different closely related species of edible fungus used primarily in Chinese cuisine; these are commonly sold in Asian markets shredded and dried.

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