What is Wild Mushrooms?
Shiitake, porcini, chanterelle and portabella mushrooms. When cooked, they have a meaty texture and a rich, umami flavor.
...The shitake is a type of mushroom with a uniquely earthy flavor that is rich, buttery and meaty. The shitake mushrooms grows on logs and trees. They have thin white stems that appear almost fuzzy, they are not smooth like the stem of a button mushroom. The caps are flat with edges that gently curve under. Deeply curved edges indicate an immature shitake that was picked too soon. The cap is light brown on top and has a cream colored underside with gills. The texture is smooth with a bit of a moist chew.
...Porcini mushrooms have a large, domed cap and are reddish-brown with darker gills and lighter-colored thick stems. They have a rich, nutty flavor and a firm texture. They are used in meat and rice dishes, or as a meat substitute.
...Chanterelle mushrooms are wild mushrooms that are harvested in autumn in coniferous forests. They have a rich golden color, and a fruity, earthy aroma and flavor. They are used in sautés, soufflés, cream sauces, and soups, and are also available dried.
...Portabella mushrooms are dark brown with a smooth, rounded cap. Their flavor is deep and earthy. They can be broiled, sautéed or grilled, and served as appetizers or a side dish for a meat course, or with pasta or rice.