Fantastic Fungi Community Cookbook

Fantastic Fungi Community Cookbook

Fantastic Fungi Community Cookbook

Fantastic Fungi Community Cookbook


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“A masterpiece. The Fantastic Fungi Community Cookbook is, by far, the best culinary guide to cooking and pairing mushrooms. . . . This book makes me so hungry, I want to eat it.”
—Paul Stamets, mycologist and author of Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World

"One of the best things about Fantastic Fungi Community Cookbook is the enthusiasm that exudes from every page. Even a mushroom moderate will find a recipe that excites curiosity." – Food52


The Fantastic Fungi Community Cookbook is written by the people who know mushroom cooking best—mushroom lovers! These are the kinds of recipes you will actually cook for dinner: tried-and-true, family recipes representing cultures from all over the world. Recipes include:

• Black Trumpet and Fig Pizza

• Lobster Mushroom Chowdah

• Chicken Chanterelle Paprikash

• Chaga Chocolate Chip Cookies

The cookbook also features fi ve thoughtful and engaging essays written by Eugenia that explore a wide range of topics, including mushroom cultivation and foraging. Following the path set by Louie Schwartzberg’s award-winning documentary, this cookbook will expand your appreciation of the fantastic world of fungi, their diff erent tastes and varieties, and their many applications, from flavoring drinks to replacing meat in recipes. The most diverse and comprehensive mushroom cookbook available, the Fantastic Fungi Community Cookbook is the perfect gift for anyone who is curious about the marvelous world of mushrooms and the magic they can make in the kitchen.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781647222956
Publisher: Insight Editions
Publication date: 12/07/2021
Series: Fantastic Fungi
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 132,753
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Eugenia Bone is an award-winning nature and food writer. She has published over six books, and her work has appeared in many outlets, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Saveur, and Food & Wine.

Table of Contents

Introduction 10

A Note About These Recipes 14

Mushrooms on their Own or with Vegetables

Dried Porcini Onion Dip Alison Gardner (Boletus group*) 18

Maitake Mushroom Páté Julie Schreiber (Grifola frondosa) 21

Morels and Brie en Croûte Larry Evans (Morel group*) 22

Sherry-Creamed Pleurotes on Toast Dorothy Carpenter (Oyster group*) 24

Morel Gratin Eugenia Bone (Morel group*) 25

Agaricus Salad with Blood Oranges and Fennel Sean Sullivan (Agaricus bisporus-white button) 26

Brussels Sprouts with Truffles, Two Ways Jack Czarnecki (Tuberoregonense, Leucangium carthusianum) 28

Spring Porcini Salad Langdon Cook (Boletus group*) 29

Warm Endive and Oyster Mushroom Salad Annaliese Bischoff (Oyster group*) 31

BBQ Teriyaki Chicken of the Woods Paul Stamets (Laetiporus sulphureus) 32

Candy Cap Oatmeal with Brandy Allison Gardner (Candy Cap group*) 33

Champinones al Ajillo (Mushrooms with Garlic) Marta Cabrera (Agaricus bisporus-cremini or white button) 34

Cauliflower-Shiitake Stir-Fry with Numbing Chile Sauce Irene Khin Wong (Lentinula edodes) 37

Chicken-Fried Chicken of the Woods David Logsdon (Laetiporus sulphureus) 38

Hot Buttered Oyster Mushrooms Venori Keshy Liyanage (Oyster group*) 41

Potato Mushroom Tortilla Marta Cabrera (Agaricus bisporus-cremini or white button) 42

Shiitake Fennel Latkes Annaliese Bischoff (Lentinula edodes) 45

Huitlacoche Crepes Charles Luce (Ustilago maydis) 46

Black Trumpet and Fig Pizza Mary Smiley (Craterellus cornucopioides, Cr. fallax) 48

Huitlacoche Mushroom Tacos Rick Bayless (Ustilago maydis) 51

Oaxacan Wild Mushroom Quesadillas Jane B. Mason (mixed cultivated and/or wild) 53

Mushroom Tempura Don Pintabona (Pholiota microspora, Flammulina velutipes, Pleurotus ostreatus, Hypsizygus tessellatus) 54

Woodland Wild Mushroom Strudel Sebastian Carosi (mixed cultivated and/or wild) 56

Lake Prespa Baked Mushrooms Neni Panourgia (Agaricus bisporus-cremini or white button) 59

Squash and Mushroom Pie Neni Panourgia (Agaricus bisporus-white button; Oyster group*, Boletus group*) 60

Mongetes amb Bolets (Beans with Mushrooms) Chad Hyatt (Boletus group*; mixed wild mushrooms) 65

Ultimate Mushroom Halloumi Burger Sarah Jones (Agaricus bisporus-portobello caps) 67

The Kitchen Mycologist, an Essay 68

Mushrooms with Eggs

Black Trumpet Deviled Eggs Jill Weiss (Craterellus cornucopioides, Cr. fallax) 75

Porcini and Sweet Corn Custard Charles Luce (Boletus group*) 76

Baked Eggs with Porcini and Peas Annaliese Bischoff (Boletus group*) 78

Cheesy Baked Eggs with Mushrooms Charlotte Greene (mixed cultivated and/or wild) 80

Creamed Eggs with Mushrooms Eugenia Bone (mixed cultivated and/or wild) 83

Mushroom and Prosciutto Frittata Chambliss Giobbi (mixed cultivated and/or wild) 84

Mushroom and Wild Onion Quiche Gary Lincoff Irene Liberman (mixed wild mushrooms) 87

Duck Eggs with Morels Olga Katie (Morel group*) 89

Poached Eggs with Chanterelle and Ham Cream Sauce Jack Czarnecki (Chanterelle group*) 91

They Are What They Eat, an Essay 92

Mushroom Soups, Pasta, and Rice


Enoki Mushroom Soup Dipa Chauhan (Flammulina velutipes) 99

Spargelsuppe with Morels Eugenia Bone (Morel group*) 100

Dryad's Saddle Soup with Stuffed Matzo Meal Dumplings Elinoar Shavit (Cerioporus squamosus) 103

Lobster Mushroom Chowdah Graham Steinruck (Russula brevipes parasitized with Hypomyces lactifluorum) 106

Smoky Black Bean and Huitlacoche Soup Sebastian Carosi (Ustilago maydis) 109

Matsutake Dobin Mushi Langdon Cook (Tricholnma matsutake) 110

Crab and Cordyceps Bisque Sebastian Carosi (Cordyceps militaris) 113

Cream of Porcini Soup with Chicken Thomas Jelen (Boletus group*) 114

Chanterelle Vichyssoise Jean O. Fahey (Chanterelle group*) 116

Pasta and Rice

Spaghettini al Louie Eugenia Bone (mixed cultivated and/or wild) 117

Porcini Lasagna Langdon Cook (Boletus group*) 118

Chanterelle Ravioli in Saffron Corn Broth Mary Smiley (Chanterelle group*) 121

Farfalle with Black Trumpets and Gorgonzofa Sauce Michael Wood (Craterellus cornucopioides, Cr. fallax) 124

Porcini and Pumpkin Pappardelle Sean Sullivan (Boletus group*) 127

Hen of the Woods Spaetzle Catherine Gavin (Grifola frondosa) 128

Linguine with Lion's Mane White Clam Sauce Jean O. Fahey (Hericium erinaceus, H. coralloides) 131

Tagliatelle with Morels and Duck Confit Pam Krauss (Morel group*) 132

Rigatoni with Mushroom Bolognese Spike Mendelsohn (mixed cultivated and/or wild) 133

Miso Kabocha Risotto with Roasted Maitake Adam Berkelmans (Grifola frondosa) 134

Polenta on the Board with Honey Mushroom Sauce Edward Giobbi (Armillaria mellea or Boletus group*) 137

Chanterelle Risotto Kelly Demartini (Chanterelle group*) 139

Matsutake Gohan Dr. Gordon Walker (Tricholoma matsutake) 140

The Wild Ones, an Essay 142

Mushrooms with Fish

Chanterelle and Crab Salad Sandy Ingber (Chanterelle group*) 148

Mussels, Porcini, and Potatoes Graham Steinruck (Boletus group*) 151

Setas con Almejas (Mushrooms with Clams) Chad Hyatt (mixed cultivated and/or wild) 152

Morel-Encrusted Tuna Tim Leavitt (Morel group*) 155

Rice Pilaf with Mushrooms and Shrimp Neni Panourgia (Agaricus bisporus-cremini) 156

Scallops with Black Trumpets Gary Gilbert (Craterellus cornucopioides, Cr. fallax) 159

Scallops with Truffles Mary Smiley (Leucangium carthusianum, or Tuber melansporum, T. aestivum, T. brumale) 160

Trout with Ramp Pesto and Morels Jean O. Fahey (Morel group*) 162

Parmesan Fish with Oyster Mushroom Rockefeller Jean O. Fahey (Oyster group*) 163

Pompano with Black Trumpets and Key Lime Beurre Blanc Sauce Mary Smiley (Craterellus cornucopioides, Cr. fallax) 164

Let Food Be Thy Medicine, An Essay 166

Mushroom with Poultry and Meat


Duck and Shiitake Congee Graham Steinruck (Lentinula edodes) 173

Turkey Breast Roulade with Sous Vide Porcini Charles Luce (Boletus group*) 175

Chicken with Morels and Sherry Britt Bunyard (Morel group*) 178

Chicken Thighs with Porcini and Leeks Gary Gilbert (Boletus group*) 181

Simple Matsutake Chicken Chris Phillips (Trichotoma matsutake) 182

Cornish Game Hens with Cauliflower Mushroom Jane B. Mason (Sparassis crispa) 185

Chicken Chanterelle Paprikash Paul Sadowski (Chanterelle group*) 187

Pheasant with Leccinum au Vin Derek Moore (Leccinum aurantiacum, Boletus group*) 188

Mom's Red-Cooked Chicken Wings with Wood Ear Mushrooms Cathy Resident (Auricularia auricula) 190


Mushroom Vin with Lamb Chops Harry Koeppel (Lentinula edodes, other dried mushrooms, or a mix) 191

Mushroom Gyoza Eugenia Bone (Agaricus bisporus-cremini or white button) 195

Garbanzo Beans with Cremini and Uncured Bacon Neni Panourgia (Agaricus biosporus-cremini) 198

Morels Stuffed with Sausage and Sage Sebastian Carosi (Morel group*) 201

Mushroom Sausage Rolls Eugenia Bone (Agaricus bisporus-white button) 203

Karbonade Charlotte Greene (Chanterelle group*, Armillarea millea, Agaricus bisporus) 205

Pork with Chanterelles and Apricot Jam Kevin Bone (Chanterelle group*) 206

Beef Fillet with Chanterelle Marsala Sauce Justin Courson (Chanterelle group*) 209

Braised Short Ribs with Porcini Graham Steinruck (Boletus group*) 210

Pot Roast with Porcini and Mashed Potatoes Eugenia Bone (Boletus group*) 213

Without You I'm Nothing, An Essay 214

Sweet Mushrooms, Drinks, and Condiments

Sweet Mushrooms

Poached Pears with Candy Cap Syrup Eugenia Bone (Candy Cap group*) 221

Strawberries Poached in Birch Polypore Syrup David Bennett (Fomitopsis betulina) 222

Candy Cap Sugar Cookies Cindy Davis (Candy Cap group*) 225

Chaga Chocolate Chip Cookies David Bennett (Inonotus obliquus) 226

Chanterelle Shortbread Jane B. Mason (Chanterelle group*) 229

Candy Cap Éclairs with Reishi Chocolate Glaze Graham Steinruck (Candy Cap group*, Ganoderma lucidum) 230

Candied Wood Ear David Bennett (Auricularia auricula) 233

Flan with Brown Sugar Candy Cap Syrup Pam Krauss (Candy Cap group*) 234

Chanterelle Frozen Custard Marissa Biswabic (Chanterelle group*) 236

Drinks and Condiments

Candy Cap Milk Punch Jane B. Mason (Candy Cap group*) 239

Longevity Lassi Annaliese Bischoff (Inonotus obliquus, Ganoderma lucidum) 240

Spicy Chaga Chai Tea Kristen Blizzard (Inonotus obliquus) 243

Chanterelle Shrub Jane B. Mason (Chanterelle group*) 244

Golden Vodka Kelly Demartini (Chanterelle group*) 247

Black Trumpet Butter Charles Luce (Craterellus cornucopioides, Cr. fallax) 248

Pickled Grayling Mushrooms Charles Luce (Cantharellula umbonata) 251

Soy-Preserved Shiitake Mushrooms Don Pintabona (Lentinula edodes) 252

Sriracha Pickled Chanterelles Sebastian Carosi (Chanterelle group*) 254

Truffle Oil Rosario Safina (Tuber melanosporum, T. magnatum pico) 255

Mushroom Escabeche Alan Macgregor (mixed cultivated and/or wild) 256

Porcini Powder, Butter, and Salt Eugenia Bone (Boletus rubriceps, B. edulis, B. aereus, B. pinophilus, B. reticulatus) 259

Index of Recipes by Mushroom Type 261

Acknowledgments 262

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