Oyster mushrooms are probably the most common type of mushrooms, and there are many different species of edible mushrooms that fall within this genus. Additionally, many of the cultivated species of mushrooms come from this genus. Typically, oyster mushrooms are thin and people frequently choose to tear them up as part of cooking rather than cutting them up. There are strong differences between the various types of oyster mushrooms, making it a particularly versatile type of mushroom.
This wild mushroom is also known as the golden chanterelle and is especially popular for cuisine. The size varies dramatically from one area to the next, with mushrooms from the east of the United States being around the size of a fist, while the mushrooms are often more than a hand span in size in the west of the United States. The aroma of the mushroom is similar to a peach or an apricot and it has a mild peppery taste.
Morels are often called America’s mushroom, simply because they are so widespread and are easy to find. At the same time, they are also taste particularly good. Grocery stores often sell these mushrooms, but if you can’t find them that way, they are relatively easy to forage and have the advantage of looking very unique. One popular way of using them is to cook them in butter, which helps to bring out their unique flavor.