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Mid Week Philosophy: MUSHROOMS

January 4, 2012

I’ve been cleaning my mushrooms with water for a long time.  I tried brushing off the dirt, like it tells you in every single cookbook  but realized early on that these guys are grown in composted manure or ‘sh##’,  to be perfectly honest.  The more I thought about it, the more I realized that brushing alone was not going to do it!

I clean them right before I use them and pat them dry with paper towels. Mushrooms and water, sitting around in the refrigerator, is not a pretty site.

But I did not divulge this secret to anyone, thinking that people would think I was crazy,  UNTIL  I watched Alton Brown on the Food Network.  There in front of my eyes was Alton cleaning mushrooms with water!  I was vindicated!!  So enjoy this video and have a laugh with Alton, as he competes with a ‘French Chef”:  Good Eats S2E5P1: The Fungal Gourmet – YouTube

Unfortunately, as I was checking back on this post the video is no longer available.  But I did find the transcript, not as fun as the video but informative none the less:  Mushroom Cleaning

Happy Cooking and  WASH those mushrooms!!

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