Foodie Friday: Wood Ear Fungus

Wood ear fungus: a twisty-shaped mushroom Upon first hearing the words, "wood ear," it sounds kinda gross. Actually, this mushroom is a delicacy. It has a heavy-sounding description, but the fungus really looks lacy and light. Although bland in flavor, it provides a chewy texture to add complexity to dishes. The mushroom grows on dead and live wood, particularly on elder trees. Here are three interesting facts about wood ear mushrooms: Imported from Australia to China in the 19th … [Read more...]