IOTM: Cauliflower mushrooms!

Everything about food, from matching food and wine to recipes, techniques and trends.

Moderators: Jenise, David M. Bueker, Robin Garr

IOTM: Cauliflower mushrooms!

Postby Jenise » Sat Oct 21, 2006 2:55 pm

Yesterday at our monthly lunch in Vancouver, one of those courses that makes you almost weep with gratitude (especially for the 98 Pommard it was served with) was a fricasse of chanterelles in veal demi glace on puff pastry, and topped with a separate fricasse of a frilly little pile of something called "cauliflower mushrooms". New one to me, at least by that description--it somewhat resembled the one I know as lions mane mushroom, but it seemed more toward the putty than golden color of white. But no matter, it was SENSATIONAL. Had a lovely flavor similar to oyster mushrooms but much more robust and foresty in flavor, and a texture that was silky like a oyster mushroom but which also had in a minor way some of the resilience of a wood ear. The pieces were paper-thin, and I presume that come that way but they also could have been shaved. For me the cauliflower mushrooms were the star of the dish. Anyone know anything about them?
My wine shopping and I have never had a problem. Just a perpetual race between the bankruptcy court and Hell.--Rogov
Jenise
FLDG Dishwasher
 
Posts: 26198
Joined: Tue Mar 21, 2006 3:45 pm
Location: The Pacific Northest Westest

Re: IOTM: Cauliflower mushrooms!

Postby Stuart Yaniger » Sat Oct 21, 2006 7:23 pm

They're easily available around here. Knobby guys that look like little cauliflowerish golfballs. The ones you had were certainly shaved. I'll look up the Latin name and edit.
User avatar
Stuart Yaniger
Stud Muffin
 
Posts: 4422
Joined: Thu Mar 23, 2006 8:28 pm
Location: Big Sky

Re: IOTM: Cauliflower mushrooms!

Postby tsunami » Sun Oct 22, 2006 5:43 am

do you have a link, or a foto of this mushrooms?
Tsunami alias Albino
tsunami
Ultra geek
 
Posts: 104
Joined: Sun Apr 16, 2006 1:59 am

Re: IOTM: Cauliflower mushrooms!

Postby Stuart Yaniger » Sun Oct 22, 2006 10:34 am

User avatar
Stuart Yaniger
Stud Muffin
 
Posts: 4422
Joined: Thu Mar 23, 2006 8:28 pm
Location: Big Sky

Re: IOTM: Cauliflower mushrooms!

Postby tsunami » Sun Oct 22, 2006 2:16 pm

ahhh....

in german it is called "krause glucke"


"sparassis crispa" latin name
Last edited by tsunami on Mon Oct 23, 2006 4:51 am, edited 1 time in total.
Tsunami alias Albino
tsunami
Ultra geek
 
Posts: 104
Joined: Sun Apr 16, 2006 1:59 am

Re: IOTM: Cauliflower mushrooms!

Postby Jenise » Sun Oct 22, 2006 2:42 pm

Kraude gluck?

[laughing] Tsunami, that sounds like an infectious disease. I think I like cauliflower better. Delicious 'shrooms by any name, though, really really delicious.
My wine shopping and I have never had a problem. Just a perpetual race between the bankruptcy court and Hell.--Rogov
Jenise
FLDG Dishwasher
 
Posts: 26198
Joined: Tue Mar 21, 2006 3:45 pm
Location: The Pacific Northest Westest

Re: IOTM: Cauliflower mushrooms!

Postby Jenise » Sun Oct 22, 2006 4:12 pm

Thanks for the Wikipedia link, Stuart, I should have looked it up myself. Anyway, that helps a lot. Loved the taste of these and perhaps the texture even more.
My wine shopping and I have never had a problem. Just a perpetual race between the bankruptcy court and Hell.--Rogov
Jenise
FLDG Dishwasher
 
Posts: 26198
Joined: Tue Mar 21, 2006 3:45 pm
Location: The Pacific Northest Westest


Return to The Forum Kitchen

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests