Portabella Party

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Are they portobellos or portabellas? That’s the question of the week. The names were invented in the 1980s to make this rather ungainly mushroom seem glamorous. Which is correct? If mushrooms are male or female, would that determine an “A” or an “O”? And therein lies the problem, because mushrooms can have as many as 36,000 sexes. The supreme court of … Read More

Greens & Gold & Umami

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We are celebrating beets-with-greens-season with gold beets. The food blog Eating Bird Food has a lovely recipe for Sauteed Beet Greens and Roasted Gold Beets that is both easy and includes one of our favorite ingredients, Bragg’s Liquid Aminos, which adds a savory umami taste. Umami has only recently been recognized (by western scientists) as the “fifth taste” after salt, … Read More