Mushrooms!

By Jennifer Rubenstein | Last Updated March 26, 2018
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Untamed Mushrooms, Edible Indy, Mushrooms, Edible Reads
Photograph by Dennis Becker

History, forgaging, cooking and more.

Fungi is very common around the country especially in the Midwest where the weather is favorable for growing. The species available around the Midwest are great and the days of just cooking those delicious ingredients in butter are still here but the culinary creations going above and beyond butter are fantastic. We have gathered some unique stories, recipes and facts about what we consider our caviar.

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Untamed Mushrooms: From Field to Table

Untamed Mushrooms, Edible Indy, Mushrooms, Edible Reads
An excerpt from Untamed Mushrooms: From Field to Table.

Seasonal Bite: Wild Mushrooms

wild mushrooms
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Wild at Heart: Cache Cache's Nate King Finds Fulfillment in Foraging

Chef Nate King in the kitchen at Cache Cache, Aspen, CO
As a kid growing up in Sioux City, Iowa, Nate King played in the dirt, artfully assembling twigs and leaves on Frisbee “plates” and serving...

Fall Mushroom Recipes and More

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We have gathered some great recipes featuring mushrooms of all kinds. In Indiana, mushrooms are foraged in the spring, summer and fall and they lead to rich, hearty flavors and often are great...

Indiana Duck Breast with Zucchini, Wild Mushrooms, Pears and Pine Nut–Pear Ketchup

“The awesomely primal flavor and texture of duck too often gets lost in overly rich flabby dishes. Here, the duck’s fat carries these barely cooked vegetables and the sugary musk of the pear is...

Lingcod with Mushrooms and Black Truffle Vinaigrette

A feast of umami, this lingcod and mushroom dish is the stuff of winter’s-night dinner parties.

Magnificent Mushrooms

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No one is ambivalent about mushrooms. Say the word to a group of people and half of them will lick their lips while the other half wrinkles their noses. But perhaps the nose-wrinklers are thinking of...

Oyster Mushroom Pasta with Scorched Red Wine Sauce

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Be sure to check out Andrea Bettini's Basic Pasta to make sure this recipe is top-notch.

Seasonal Bite: Wild Mushrooms

wild mushrooms
Whether you forage in the forest or at the store, the earthy, dusky aroma and flavor of uncultivated fungi signal fall. Heat a large, heavy...

Spicy Saucy Sichuan Mushroom Chow Mein Stir Fry

Spicy Saucy Sichuan Mushroom Chow Mein Stir Fry
A quick midweek supper that’s delicious, simple, and packs a punch.

A Fungus Among Us

Growing Mushrooms
Looking for ways to eat less meat? This local mushroom farm is growing a delicious, planet-friendly fix.

How to Prepare Mushrooms

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Mushrooms are a great ingredient to consider if you are looking for ways to eat less meat.
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