Field Mushrooms

Field Mushrooms

Field mushrooms are the wild relatives of the cultivated mushroom and when cooked have a wonderful aroma. Flat mushrooms, although indistinguishable from field mushrooms in appearance, have probably been cultivated and are also excellent. Connoisseurs say that only wild mushrooms have any flavor but many would argue against this. However, if you know where to find field mushrooms, keep the secret to yourself and count yourself lucky!

Field mushrooms are sometimes available during the autumn in farm shops. Since they are likely to have been picked recently, they should be fresh unless obviously wilting. Unless you intend to stuff, don't worry if they are broken in places as you will be slicing them anyway. Use as soon as possible after purchase.

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