Shiitake

“Shiitake” is an edible mushroom very common in Asia. It is one of those things I always buy when I go to the supermarket, it’s yummy and you can put it together with almost whatever: pasta with shiitake, soup with shiitake, asparagus with shiitake, whatever with shiitake :). Shiitake has tons of vitamin D, and you can always find it in any supermarket all over the year since it is a species that can be cultivated pretty easily.
 
The other day I saw for the first time how “shiitake” are cultivated:

shiitake mushroom

shiitake mushroom

3 Replies to “Shiitake”

  1. There are some restaurants in Japan where they will bring those logs with the mushrooms still on them to your table and you can pick them off and eat them right there.

  2. I don’t know about Japan but in California if you go around picking mushrooms you won’t wake up the next day. Only professionals can identify edible mushrooms amongst the vast array of wild species and even then a few end up eating the wrong mushroom.

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