Chef and cooking teacher Becky Selengut's Shroom feeds our enduring passion for foraged and wild foods by exploring 15 types of mushrooms, including detailed how-to's on everything home cooks need to know to create 75 inventive, internationally-flavored mushroom dishes. Featuring recipes inspired from Indian, Thai, Vietnamese and Japanese cuisines, among others. Recipes include Maitake Tikka Masala, King Trumpet and Tomato Sandwiches with Spicy Mayo, and Hedgehog Mushrooms and Cheddar Grits with Fried eggs and Tabasco Honey. Written in a humorous voice, Becky Selengut guides the home cook through 15 species-specific chapters on mushroom cookery with the same levity and expertise she brought to the topic of sustainable seafood in her IACP-nominated 2011 book Good Fish.
Chosen as one of the Best Cookbooks of 2014 by NPR:
"I think it's fair to say that most professional cooks are generalists, as comfortable breaking down a game bird as they are layering a ratatouille. Pastry chefs excepted, it's rare for them to focus on just one tiny corner of the food pyramid. But Seattle-based chef Becky Selengut has a thing for fungi, and we should all be grateful for that.
Chapter by chapter, Shroom offers up a careful selection of just 15 relatively easy-to-find varieties. The recipes are tributes to each mushroom's specific character: meaty shiitakes standing up to soy and fish sauce and glamming it up over plain rice; delicate-flavored, buttery chanterelles gently jostled among aromatics and herbs; woodsy black trumpets enhanced with smoke and wine; costly truffles married with rich meats. And because readily available dried mushrooms are in many cases even more powerful than their fresh counterparts, you can commune with your inner hobbit both in and out of season." (T. Susan Chang, NPR)
About the Author
When she's not squid jigging, fishing or cavorting through the woods picking wild things for her next meal, Becky Selengut is a private chef, author, humorist and cooking teacher. A regular instructor for PCC Natural Markets since 2004, Selengut is also an adjunct professor in the culinary/nutrition department at Bastyr University. Selengut is the author of Good Fish: Sustainable Seafood Recipes from the Pacific Coast (Sasquatch 2011). Her wife, sommelier April Pogue contributed the wine pairings. Shroom will be her third book. In the near future, Selengut hopes to clone herself so she can find the time to do more of these fun things other people call 'work'.
- Hardcover: 240 pages
- Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing (September 9, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1449448267
- ISBN-13: 978-1449448264
- Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.9 x 10.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds