Friday, June 24, 2011

Produce 101 - Mushrooms

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Produce 101 - Mushrooms

Picking the best
Avoid withered mushrooms, since this is a sign of age. Mushrooms that look bright and attractive are generally a good sign of being fresh. An open “veil” around the base of the cap is also a sign of old age, but not necessarily a bad choice. Open “veil” mushrooms are usually richer in flavor and are good sautéed and in sauces.

Fresh mushrooms should be stored unwashed in the refrigerator where they can be kept for two or three days. Mushrooms should be kept in a brown paper bag instead of a plastic bag where the moisture can be trapped and make them slimy


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