Market Watch: Maitake Mushrooms, aka Hen-of-the-Woods

Maitake mushrooms are supposedly extremely good for you. Some people say they help promote brain growth, others say they help fight cancer. In any case they are delicious, with an almost meaty flavor. I even like using the stems when I cook; they have a springy, crunchy texture when cooked. Madura Farms at the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket always has great looking mushrooms, and even though they’re a bit on the expensive side they are some of the best mushrooms I’ve ever eaten.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s