hen-of-the-woods love



from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A large grayish-brown edible fungus (Polyporus frondosus) forming a mass of overlapping caps at the base of trees that somewhat resembles a hen.

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  • n. large greyish-brown edible fungus forming a mass of overlapping caps that somewhat resembles a hen at the base of trees
  • n. large greyish-brown edible fungus forming a mass of overlapping caps that somewhat resembles a hen at the base of trees


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  • I even heard about massive hen-of-the-woods aka maitake in Central Park.

    Laura Silverman: Mycology Today

  • Instead, I like to wow my guests by frying feathery maitake mushrooms also known as hen-of-the-woods in olive oil until they are crunchy and brittle, and strewing them over a platter of creamy, coriander-spiked hummus.

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  • Stick exclusively to those species that are virtually impossible to confuse with anything poisonous: chanterelles, black trumpets, hen-of-the-woods, lion's mane and chicken mushrooms.

    Laura Silverman: Mycology Today

  • I ordered the oven roasted lamb tenderloin with hen-of-the-woods mushrooms and leeks, red mustard greens, and a pinot noir reduction ($26); the dish was paired with a 2005 pinot noir from a winery called Picket Fence in the Russian River Valley in California (the wine was YUMMY).

    Day 88: Weekend Report, Part 1

  • In one dish, generous pieces of lobster arrive under a cluster of almost microscopic hen-of-the-woods mushrooms, pumpernickel crumbs and a soft-poached egg.

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  • They did much better on the bercy butter butter creamed with white wine, shallots and parsley that spikes a delightful small steak with lots of lightly sauteed hen-of-the-woods mushrooms.

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  • The downpour didn't help spring mushrooms like morels, but it boosted other varieties like black trumpets, chanterelles and hen-of-the-woods, which can weigh 20 to 30 pounds each.

    KansasCity.com: Front Page

  • The restaurant's storied dry-aged porterhouse remains a thick and juicy marvel on Mr. Tracey's watch, with wide, crusty rectangles of beef that are best paired one man's opinion with hen-of-the-woods mushrooms when they are available, some roasted shishito peppers and the gnocchi that are the same butter-laden pleasure bombs Mr. Grimes raved about in 2001.

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  • These are offered in the traditional shrimp-jicama-egg but also with Western fillings like hen-of-the-woods mushrooms or foie gras with beet and pear.

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  • The one I'm still thinking of, more than a month later: two grilled mackerel fillets laid over a pile of shredded radicchio and hen-of-the-woods mushrooms.

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