Becky Luigart-Stayner; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell
August 13, 2012

Both shiitake and oyster mushrooms are cultivated. In fact, there are records dating back over 1000 years in China and Japan documenting the shiitake cultivation.

Oyster mushrooms come in a wide variety of shapes and colors, but their texture bears a resemblance to the sea oyster; the flavor is mild. Shiitakes have a more robust, meaty flavored, and the fibrous stems are generally discarded or used to flavor broths.

Recipe: Spring Lamb Chops on Oyster Mushrooms

 

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