Mushroom Varieties and Recipes

Mad for Mushrooms: Discovering New Varieties and Recipes

Last Updated September 23, 2014

Venture beyond shiitakes and portobellos with this guide.

Mushrooms don’t get a lot of credit for their health benefits, but it can’t be disputed—they’re high in fiber, vitamins and antioxidants, and are fat- and cholesterol-free. As a bonus, they are flavorful and versatile: Many vegetarians cook with certain varieties of mushrooms because of their meat-like texture, and others just load up on mushrooms because of their great earthy taste. Portobellos and shiitakes tend to get all the attention, but there is a wide array of edible fungi—and just as many ways to cook with them. Check out these stories to learn more.

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Two types of mushroom illustration
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