Thursday, November 04, 2010

Lion's Mane Mushrooms

Last night our Slow Food RVA board met at Pescado's China Street in Oregon Hill for a few drinks and appetizers.  Hung out at the bar and chatted for a little while with the owner Todd Manley. He showed me a fresh catch of the day, not from the sea but rather from the woods in Richmond. I had never eaten Lion's Mane Mushroom. It's pretty impressive looking, almost comical. It never ceases to amaze me what grows in nature.   It turned into a rich risotto special for the evening.  I had a sample that had been simply sauteed in a little butter and the flavor was nuanced and the texture almost like crab meat.  I

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