Category Archives: Culinary Mushrooms

Just Exactly What Is Umami?

Umami is a term to describe the culinary experience of savory flavor. It comes from the Japanese language and is included in the five basic tastes: sweetness, saltiness, sourness, bitterness and umami. In US culture, umami is the least emphasized flavor of the five. Umami is detected on the tongue via the presence of glutamate, an amino […]

All About Lions Mane Mushrooms

Lions Mane Mushrooms

Lion’s mane mushroom is a puffy, fuzzy, white species that grows well on sawdust substrate in an agricultural setting. It has both culinary value due to its versatile texture and flavor profile, as well as medicinal uses supported by ample peer-reviewed research. Called Hericium erinaceus by scientists, lion’s mane supports immune function as well as providing neurological benefits.  One of the ways it enhances immune […]