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Edible Wild Mushrooms

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If you like average mushrooms, you’ll love their gourmet counterparts–they’re variously meaty, woodsy, fruity, crunchy, or earthy, and they’re all positively succulent. Portobellos, shiitakes, morels, and the near-holy truffle are popping up in restaurants, and gourmet markets like–well, like mushrooms after rain. We’ll introduce you to some of the monarchs of the fungal kingdom.

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How to handle eating in a restaurant

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Americans enjoy restaurants. Ethnic, gourmet, family style, fast food, deli . . . More people are eating out than ever before. In fact, according to the American Restaurant Association over 50% of all meals in the United States, today is consumed in restaurants. And that figure is predicted to climb to 75% by the 1990’s.

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