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09 Aug 05 - 07:46 PM (#1538894)
Subject: BS: are mushrooms rubbish?
From: open mike

there's a fungus among us
shitake
wood ear
portabella
morrell
chantrelle


09 Aug 05 - 07:49 PM (#1538898)
Subject: RE: BS: are mushrooms rubbish?
From: bobad

BOTANICAL CLASSIFICATION
Family :
Strophariaceae
Genus :
Psilocybe
Species :
cubensis; cyanescens; semilanceata; ...
Genus :
Panaeolus
Species :
campanulatus; subbalteatus; ...
COMMON NAMES
Shrooms; Magic Mushrooms; Sacred Mushrooms; teonánacatl


09 Aug 05 - 08:45 PM (#1538938)
Subject: RE: BS: are mushrooms rubbish?
From: Azizi

All mushrooms do not look alike.


09 Aug 05 - 08:47 PM (#1538942)
Subject: RE: BS: are mushrooms rubbish?
From: beardedbruce

No.


09 Aug 05 - 08:50 PM (#1538945)
Subject: RE: BS: are mushrooms rubbish?
From: GUEST,Jon

Had mushrooms for tea tonight. Big ones with some cheese and rice and I think some pepper and maybe onion, etc on top.


09 Aug 05 - 08:50 PM (#1538948)
Subject: RE: BS: are mushrooms rubbish?
From: Azizi

I'm sure if I got to know them, I could tell them apart.

But I wasn't introduced to mushrooms until I was an adult and by then it was far too late.

I hope that I won't offend anyone by saying this..but...um.. well..umm..I won't go so far as to say that mushrooms are rubbish, but

I HATE MUSHROOMS!!!

There! I said it!


I feel so much better.


09 Aug 05 - 08:59 PM (#1538964)
Subject: RE: BS: are mushrooms rubbish?
From: GUEST,Worf

Only if they've gone bad.


09 Aug 05 - 09:01 PM (#1538965)
Subject: RE: BS: are mushrooms rubbish?
From: Clinton Hammond

All the more for me Azizi


09 Aug 05 - 09:11 PM (#1538971)
Subject: RE: BS: are mushrooms rubbish?
From: Little Hawk

How do you feel about olives, Clinton?


09 Aug 05 - 09:13 PM (#1538974)
Subject: RE: BS: are mushrooms rubbish?
From: michaelr

There are few culinary pleasures that can match fresh-picked porcini (boletus) or chanterelle mushrooms, sauteed in butter with a pinch of salt.

Your supermarket white mushroom doesn't come close! I also like to saute steamed green beans with sliced shiitake and persley. Mmmm!

As for the magic variety, it disagrees with my stomach, so I go for the lysergic.

Cheers,
Michael


09 Aug 05 - 09:14 PM (#1538975)
Subject: RE: BS: are mushrooms rubbish?
From: pdq

By definition, a mushroom is edible.

A similar looking species that is either inedible or outright poisonous is properly called a toadstool.


09 Aug 05 - 09:19 PM (#1538980)
Subject: RE: BS: are mushrooms rubbish?
From: Azizi

I hope people don't dislike me because I don't like mushrooms.

Did I mention that I'm afraid of them?

I know it's probably makes no sense.

I tell myself that all mushrooms aren't poisonous, only some of them are. At least that's what I've read.

To tell the truth, I don't have much experience with mushrooms.
Like I said, I didn't even have any experience with mushrooms what so ever when I was growing up.

My parents sheltered me. So it's not really my fault, right?

And I know that people are going to tell me how good mushrooms are.
But I don't know if I can get over my fear of them just because someone tells me it's okay.

What do you suggest I do?


09 Aug 05 - 09:31 PM (#1538994)
Subject: RE: BS: are mushrooms rubbish?
From: Clinton Hammond

Olives... I have yet to meet one I didn't like...


09 Aug 05 - 09:32 PM (#1538998)
Subject: RE: BS: are mushrooms rubbish?
From: Dave Hanson

Shaggy inkcaps and ceps, wow.

eric


09 Aug 05 - 09:32 PM (#1539000)
Subject: RE: BS: are mushrooms rubbish?
From: Ebbie

I've never picked mushrooms by myself, only with a friend who grew up doing it. If I had to, however, there are several kinds that I would trust myself to pick: the morel, the chanterelle and the boletus are very distinctive and safe. I've never eaten shiitake yet- I would like to try them some time.

Azizi, I don't think I'd worry about it. But I do have a somewhat related story. I went for 30 odd years saying I don't like cheese. I thought it was slimy and inorganic.

Then one day I took myself to task. As many people there are who LOVE cheeses, where do I come off saying such a thing?

Turned out that the only cheese I don't like is American Processed Cheese! Which was the only kind I'd ever been fed.


09 Aug 05 - 09:44 PM (#1539010)
Subject: RE: BS: are mushrooms rubbish?
From: Bobert

MiziAzizi, you come on down these parts and we'll go morrell's a'huntin' and salt 'um down a little an', whew, good eats... Don't need much else....

Ahhhhh, you take a cast iron fry pan (no teflons...) and throw in a little garlic, maybe a little wischester sauce in' some olive oil and just brown them slices up...

Why wait 'til diein' to experience a little Heaven???

B:)


09 Aug 05 - 10:15 PM (#1539023)
Subject: RE: BS: are mushrooms rubbish?
From: Shanghaiceltic

There was a resteraunt near my office, now sadly closed, which did a 'huo guo' (aka pot au fue) which specialised in fungus. You could get 20 different varieties at on sitting. Yummy.

We also get a lot of dried fungi as well, equally delicious when properly cooked.

Wood ear mushrooms (those back thingies) are better fresh.


09 Aug 05 - 10:16 PM (#1539024)
Subject: RE: BS: are mushrooms rubbish?
From: Peace

Take large mushrooms. Coat with light oil. Stuff with stuff. Bake. Eat.


09 Aug 05 - 10:19 PM (#1539027)
Subject: RE: BS: are mushrooms rubbish?
From: Azizi

See what I mean???

Fungus; fungi; those black thingies....

I guess the change their names just to confuse people.

What ever you call them, they still sound yucky to me.

But what do I know??

I'll answer for you-not much-when it comes to mushrooms, anyway.


09 Aug 05 - 10:25 PM (#1539033)
Subject: RE: BS: are mushrooms rubbish?
From: Peace

Don't soak mushrooms in water or wash 'em under the tap. Use a dampish cloth and wipe them. Then cook and eat--or not.


09 Aug 05 - 10:34 PM (#1539040)
Subject: RE: BS: are mushrooms rubbish?
From: Azizi

Well, I'll just leave you mushroom lovers to your praise fest.

Maybe one day I'll get over my phobia.

I'll be a better person if I do, I guess.

Maybe.

Who knows???


09 Aug 05 - 10:44 PM (#1539043)
Subject: RE: BS: are mushrooms rubbish?
From: GUEST,Ocean Harmony

Got sam' mashroobs from a mayte, innit, an' i' were smashin', i' was.

Sillysibees an' fly agaricicicic, them's the ones.

'avin' a shag is weird, tho....


09 Aug 05 - 10:48 PM (#1539046)
Subject: RE: BS: are mushrooms rubbish?
From: Bobert

Yo, MIz,

I hate anchovee's but 'bout once a year I'll order a Greek salad and ask fir couple o' them nasty things jus' to see if'n I mights have changed my mind??? I don't know what makes me do it??? Maybe the Devil??? Maybe not.... All I know is that there certainly can't be that many folks out there who loves them nasty fish that don't know nuthin about good eats.....

So, hey, Iz still tryin' and maybe one day...

Don't give up on the 'shrooms...

Bobert


09 Aug 05 - 11:35 PM (#1539068)
Subject: RE: BS: are mushrooms rubbish?
From: GUEST,Mrs mushroom

Piss off all of ye


09 Aug 05 - 11:54 PM (#1539085)
Subject: RE: BS: are mushrooms rubbish?
From: Cluin

I love mushrooms.

But I didn't like them much until I was an adult.


10 Aug 05 - 04:20 AM (#1539164)
Subject: RE: BS: are mushrooms rubbish?
From: gnomad

Like Cluin, I was a slow starter at liking mushrooms, I think I was a victim of only having them prepared one way (which I still find revolting) as a child.

Never mind Azizi, there are lots of other good things to eat without mushrooms, perhaps you would care to trade your lifetime ration. I have a hardly-touched supply of shellfish looking for a home?


10 Aug 05 - 05:59 AM (#1539205)
Subject: RE: BS: are mushrooms rubbish?
From: GUEST,Jon

You should give them a try sometime Azzizi. Supermarket ones can be OK (and will be safe as you know you are not getting toadstools) but, if the US is anything like the UK, avoid the little button mushrooms as they are so tasteless.

A simple one to try: Get one of the larger ones, peel it, sprinkle a tiny bit of salt on top and grill for a couple of minutes. Eat it on a peiece of buttered toast.


10 Aug 05 - 06:19 AM (#1539216)
Subject: RE: BS: are mushrooms rubbish?
From: GUEST,Jon

Or if all you can find are button ones, you could try this:

Bit of cornflour and milk and a bit of butter and make a sauce add some lemon juice and sliced mushrooms and stew for a while as the sauce thickens. Again, serve on buttered toast.


10 Aug 05 - 06:22 AM (#1539217)
Subject: RE: BS: are mushrooms rubbish?
From: GUEST,Jon

(sorry about no measurements BTW. I don't cook that way execpt for things like bread and cakes. Mostly I just go by what seems to make sense at the time).


10 Aug 05 - 07:00 AM (#1539242)
Subject: RE: BS: are mushrooms rubbish?
From: GUEST,David Hannam

Aha, finally a thread that makes sense.

Mushrooms are not rubbish. I had some this morning in fact, they were very pleasant.


10 Aug 05 - 07:06 AM (#1539246)
Subject: RE: BS: are mushrooms rubbish?
From: GUEST,Fullerton

Puffballs


10 Aug 05 - 07:16 AM (#1539252)
Subject: RE: BS: are mushrooms rubbish?
From: GUEST,Fullerton

Anyone had any..... puffballs.

I have.

They're yummy.

You take a wedge out of the 14-18 inch diameter puffball. Slice thinly, fry till golden brown. Serve with chips!

The next day the puffball will have "healed" itself, leaving a cute little seam where your wedge came from. I picked mine on an old flood meadow.

They are very hard to find though. They seem to grow their fruit only every 3 or 4 years. Which, of course, makes them even tastier!


10 Aug 05 - 07:33 AM (#1539264)
Subject: RE: BS: are mushrooms rubbish?
From: ChocolateLover

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm . . . mushrooms. Topped with a tiny bit of Halloumi cheese and grilled until the juices run . . . mmmmmmmmmmmmm


10 Aug 05 - 07:51 AM (#1539280)
Subject: RE: BS: are mushrooms rubbish?
From: Azizi

Confession time:

I'm just dropping by to note that I tried to write my previous posts in this thread so that they would convey dual meanings.

I meant for them to serve as an example of how a person can have a biased opinion about things and towards other people.

See what I mean?

My motto is "Give Mushrooms A Chance."


Positive vibrations,


Azizi


10 Aug 05 - 11:31 AM (#1539462)
Subject: RE: BS: are mushrooms rubbish?
From: mack/misophist

Portobellos are rubbish. They're way over-rated. All the rest vary from fine to wonderful.


10 Aug 05 - 12:57 PM (#1539513)
Subject: RE: BS: are mushrooms rubbish?
From: Ebbie

Good one, Azizi. Going back and rereading your posts, your meaning pops out very clearly.

You just happened to pick a subject that people are passionate about: food!


10 Aug 05 - 02:18 PM (#1539587)
Subject: RE: BS: are mushrooms rubbish?
From: Liz the Squeak

I had some for lunch... sliced and fried in butter, poured over brown bread so the butter makes the crusts go soft.... Mmmmmmmmmmmmm

LTS


10 Aug 05 - 02:35 PM (#1539610)
Subject: RE: BS: are mushrooms rubbish?
From: Cluin

No fair! Using subtlety, ambiguity, analogy, and litotes around here... that's like making the kids eat shiitake mushrooms and telling them they're magic.

Sarcasm's okay, though; that, we're used to.


10 Aug 05 - 02:51 PM (#1539623)
Subject: RE: BS: are mushrooms rubbish?
From: MMario

'shrooms is one of the foods of the gods. sauted with onion. souped. a gratin. stuffed. creamed. moussed. sliced and dipped; poached in vinagrette and served cold. grilled, baked, fried.

I love them all.


10 Aug 05 - 03:34 PM (#1539650)
Subject: RE: BS: are mushrooms rubbish?
From: PoohBear

Mmmmm. . .ushroommmmssss~ Love 'em. Raw on fresh spinach salad, stuffed with herbed shrimp and broiled, grilled with garlic and olive oil. . . (where's my napkin. . . drooling here)


10 Aug 05 - 04:25 PM (#1539676)
Subject: RE: BS: are mushrooms rubbish?
From: Le Scaramouche

Mushrooms aren't rubbish, but they grow on it!
I do love mushrooms, nice big ones all fried up... yummmmm yum.
Grandparents had a guide to mushrooms with colour pictures and pictures of skulls by the poison ones. I'd then go identify the ones growing in the area. of course wouldn't let me pick any without supervision.
Azizi, have you ever tried curried mushrooms?
I absolutely hate eggplants, but oddly enough there is one Armenian I know that makes eggplant salad which i find delicious. Odd, I know.


10 Aug 05 - 04:53 PM (#1539709)
Subject: RE: BS: are mushrooms rubbish?
From: *Laura*

I very much hate mushrooms. They are strange and spongy and I don't like the taste or the texture.
So there.

xLx


10 Aug 05 - 07:17 PM (#1539729)
Subject: RE: BS: are mushrooms rubbish?
From: Leadfingers

When I still had the day job , one of my 'Thougts of the day' was :-

'We are ALL Mushrooms ,kept in the dark and fed on bullshit'


11 Aug 05 - 01:24 AM (#1539879)
Subject: RE: BS: are mushrooms rubbish?
From: open mike

some of them you can soak in water..
the ones that are dried..i have some
dried shitake that you do that with.

i have seen some mushroom growing
"kits" sold at farmer's mkt.
a bundle of hay or straw imbedded
with spores..'

i love mushrooms and am glad to
find that some others do not
think they are rubbish..

then there is that wierd
mushroom-y thingy that
grows in tea that used
to be all the rage to
give to all yoiur friends..
now i think they make commercial
drinks with it in..
i forget what it was called
it would form a scum-like
cap on a bottle of tea
and it was supposed to
be energizing, healing,
some sort of fountain
of youth type thing-=y
kambucha??

how about truffles?
i went to a mycological
association gathering
at golden gate park once
wnd there were terrariums
with mushrooms growing,
some truffles that they
would sell you a cube of butter that
was sitting in a jar with the truffles'
the butte r would absorb the flavor.

there was also some wonderful chocolate
colored paper made from mushrooms
coffee colored paper too.

my ex use3d to draw pictures on fresh
shelf fungus from trees and when they
dried the picture would be permanent.

then there's those magic ones...


11 Aug 05 - 11:10 AM (#1539980)
Subject: RE: BS: are mushrooms rubbish?
From: GUEST,jOhn

Opem Mike=your poem doesent ryhme.


11 Aug 05 - 11:58 AM (#1540038)
Subject: RE: BS: are mushrooms rubbish?
From: BaldEagle2

(Oldie warning)

Q.   What do you call a mushroom that buys a round of drinks?

A.   The fun guy to be with.


11 Aug 05 - 01:29 PM (#1540149)
Subject: RE: BS: are mushrooms rubbish?
From: Big Al Whittle

I was never a bad mushroom, I just never had a chance.....


11 Aug 05 - 01:41 PM (#1540174)
Subject: RE: BS: are mushrooms rubbish?
From: GUEST,iforget

uh ... uh .... ask me later ....


11 Aug 05 - 02:26 PM (#1540217)
Subject: RE: BS: are mushrooms rubbish?
From: open mike

no it doesn't rhyme
things don't have to rhyme
all the time
i suppose
it is prose


11 Aug 05 - 02:38 PM (#1540233)
Subject: RE: BS: are mushrooms rubbish?
From: R. Padgett

I am very surprised that Geoff the Duck hasn't commented yet he is most definitely an expert on all varieties of Mushroom, Toadstools and their edibility and other properties!!

Must be on his hols and flown off somewhere nice and warm with his sun glasses and bucket and spade!!

or just spaced out somewhere on toadstools (just joking Geoff!!)

Ray


11 Aug 05 - 02:39 PM (#1540235)
Subject: RE: BS: are mushrooms rubbish?
From: GUEST,john

oh.


11 Aug 05 - 02:47 PM (#1540251)
Subject: RE: BS: are mushrooms rubbish?
From: sixtieschick

Portabella mushrooms, brushed with olive oil and grilled over a fragrant wood fire.

Sliced chanterelles, slowly sauteed in sweet butter, swirl in some heavy cream and a touch of white wine, a little sea salt, and cook for a few minutes until the sauce has thickened.

A loaf of ciabatta

and thou.


11 Aug 05 - 03:57 PM (#1540335)
Subject: RE: BS: are mushrooms rubbish?
From: Nigel Parsons

Did you hear about the pregnat fairy?

She sat on a toad'stool

Nigel


11 Aug 05 - 07:52 PM (#1540655)
Subject: RE: BS: are mushrooms rubbish?
From: GUEST,virginia

We're just waiting for the next big rain here in roanoke. I'm headed down to Galax for the weekend. The fiddle convention and mushroom hunting! The kids just love the Chanterelle and egg thing I do.


11 Aug 05 - 07:58 PM (#1540659)
Subject: RE: BS: are mushrooms rubbish?
From: Peace

"Are mushrooms rubberish?"

They can be if not handled properly. The thing is, mushrooms should NOT be soaked in water. Commercial mushrooms are no longer grown in manure. Growers utilize another medium. So, to avoid rubberish mushrooms, avoid copious amounts of water. A barely damp cloth will provide all the cleaning they require.


11 Aug 05 - 08:27 PM (#1540682)
Subject: RE: BS: are mushrooms rubbish?
From: Big Al Whittle

most of these concoctions sound as though they would be alright without the mushrooms.

haven't you got anything better than sodding mushrooms to put in with all this cream and stuff.


11 Aug 05 - 08:32 PM (#1540691)
Subject: RE: BS: are mushrooms rubbish?
From: GUEST

The alternative is toadstools. First meal's the last.


11 Aug 05 - 09:00 PM (#1540719)
Subject: RE: BS: are mushrooms rubbish?
From: curmudgeon

According to Robert Graves, in a piece I read many years back, the term "toadstool" derives from the fact that a toad whan attacked or frightened, excretes from its back the active chemical in "amanita muscaria." Toxic, but not lethal in lesser amounts.

Siberian Eskimos, desirous of the strong hallucinations derived from thei fungus would feed it to reindeer and then drink the urine, the toxins having been filtered out.


11 Aug 05 - 09:05 PM (#1540723)
Subject: RE: BS: are mushrooms rubbish?
From: GUEST

I have just seen on another thread that too many mushrooms can give you shittake..


11 Aug 05 - 10:04 PM (#1540799)
Subject: RE: BS: are mushrooms rubbish?
From: Le Scaramouche

Isn't there a much simpler explanation for the toadstool name? IE toads were thought to sit on them?

Weelittledrummer, I'm sure most of the things would be alright without mushrooms, but so much better with them.


12 Aug 05 - 12:37 AM (#1540940)
Subject: RE: BS: are mushrooms rubbish?
From: Peace

"Anyone had any..... puffballs."

Did once when I was younger. Doctor gave me medication for it. Hurt like the dickens for a while, though.


12 Aug 05 - 12:41 AM (#1540943)
Subject: RE: BS: are mushrooms rubbish?
From: bobad

Was that before or after the crabs had their way with them?


12 Aug 05 - 01:08 AM (#1540961)
Subject: RE: BS: are mushrooms rubbish?
From: Peace

It was the incident with the drawer, the Kellogg's Special K and the barbells. Don't ever try to do three things at once while yer shaving and putting a Windsor knot in a tie.


13 Aug 05 - 12:19 AM (#1541501)
Subject: RE: BS: are mushrooms rubbish?
From: GUEST,kirsten

David The Minstrel used to do a hilarious take off on the song "My Girl" to "Mushrooms..."

"I guess you'd say, what could make me feel this way?
Mushrooms, talkin bout mushrooms, mushrooms..."