Editors' Picks — Mushrooms

April 21, 2011

Linguine with Asparagus, Morels and Favas  Warm Mushroom Salad with Crispy Polenta 

Any food52 member is welcome to help us test our Editors' Pick candidates, so go call dibs on the recipe you'd like to test in the comments section below! We'd love to see some new testers in the mix. Don't forget to email us your notes (about 100 words) to [email protected] by next Tuesday at 5pm.

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  • Panfusine
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Panfusine April 22, 2011
Would it be possible for someone else to volunteer for this recipe (Mama's morels fried in butter) for the editors pick please?... I'm looking for fresh morels, but haven't found any so far ( Plan to check out any weekend farmers markets as well), but It would be terrible if I'm unable to test these before tuesday, In the event i get my hands on some, i'll definitely post my tasting notes in the comments
Thanks so much!!
wssmom April 22, 2011
I found some Christmas Limas at and they should arrive by Monday, so I will take the Heirloom Bean and Mushrooms ....
dymnyno April 21, 2011
Congratulations to all EPs and finalists. Have a wonderful Easter! I will be traveling on Sunday to the great state of Texas!!! to wine taste in Dallas, Houston and Austin (Hi Abbie and Leo!!)
wssmom April 22, 2011
What a great trip!
aargersi April 23, 2011
Hi Mary!! Call me when you are headed to Austin! I'll run downtown and say hi!
cheese1227 April 21, 2011
I will try the rich mushroom espresso (so will the 15 other people at Easter dinner). Its supposed to be rainy and 45 degrees so I am betting this will hit the spot as an amuse bouche!
Sagegreen April 21, 2011
Congrats to all. Also will be en route, so won't be able to test any before Tuesday.
Burnt O. April 21, 2011
On the road all day and got here late, plus I'm not gonna be home till Tuesday. These all look so scrumptious!
duclosbe1 April 21, 2011
That heirloom bean and mushroom stew immediately caught my eye this afternoon, but I called around and NO ONE in my area carries Christmas Lima Beans! Boo.
Helen's A. April 21, 2011
Rancho Gordo carries Christmas Limas..
duclosbe1 April 22, 2011
If I had them shipped, I wouldn't get them in time. Oh, the joys of accessing some ingredients and living in north central Maine...
TiggyBee April 22, 2011
@ forester_lady- do you want to test the Chanterelle Pasta? I just went to 2 local stores and no chanterelles!! Let me know and thanks! Otherwise, I'll still test and do a sub.
duclosbe1 April 22, 2011
Hi, TiggyBee--I haven't seen chanterelles here. Sorry! Best of luck!
deanna1001 April 21, 2011
I'll take the exotic mushroom tart please.
someonewhobakes April 21, 2011
i'll test the mushroom crostata, please!
TiggyBee April 21, 2011
Happy to test the Chanterelle pasta!
AntoniaJames April 25, 2011
We don't have fresh chanterelles here either (or at least I haven't been able to find them) but I have some excellent dried ones, and everything else to make this, so I'll test it . . . . but probably won't get be able to send in my write-up until late tomorrow night, due to my jammed up schedule during the day.;o)
Lizthechef April 21, 2011
Thanks for the commas - those were some pretty exotic-sounding recipes without the punctuation ;) I will test the Hot Mushroom Salad as a starter for our Easter lunch.
Pat E. April 22, 2011
OMG...this is the first time I have submitted a recipe and I am thrilled and honored to have it choosen to try....especially by you! Thank you ... and I hope it is enjoyed by all.
Food52 April 21, 2011
Here's the recipes still up for dibs—now with commas: Heirloom Bean and Mushroom Stew, Mushroom Crostata with Roasted Garlic, Taleggio, and Thyme, Hot Mushroom Salad, Chanterelle Pasta, Exotic Mushroom Tart, and Rich Mushroom Espresso.
MyCommunalTable April 21, 2011
My mushroom soup, please!
Food52 April 21, 2011
The mushroom recipes still available for testing are:
My Mushroom Soup
Heirloom Bean and Mushroom Stew
Mushroom Crostata with Roasted Garlic, Taleggio, and Thyme
Hot Mushroom Salad
Chanterelle Pasta
Exotic Mushroom Tart
Rich Mushroom Espresso
wssmom April 21, 2011
I have an extra day off this weekend and will be happy to test-drive another recipe if there are any left tomorrow ....
Plain_Cheesecake April 21, 2011
I'd like to try the couscous as well!
Food52 April 21, 2011
We only have one official tester per recipe and cinnamongirl already called dibs on the couscous but if you want to try the couscous recipe and enter your notes in the comments section for the recipe, that's fine. And there are other mushrooms recipes still up for dibs if you'd like to test one.
wssmom April 21, 2011
Mushrooms Stuffed with Goat Cheese and Herbs, please (and congrats to all EPs, and thanks for the EP nomination!!!)
Bonnie R. April 21, 2011
I'll call dibs on the "Sauteed Wild Mushroom Vegetarian Risotto (Truffled!)" dish. Yum.
fiveandspice April 21, 2011
Mushroom asparagus risotto please! And thanks for the EP!!
AntoniaJames April 21, 2011
I'd like the Mushroom Saute with Greens, Pancetta, and Wild Mushroom-infused Olive Oil, please. And thank you! ;o)
wssmom April 21, 2011
I am sooooooo delighted you are testing this! Please let me know if you have any questions ....
AntoniaJames April 22, 2011
The pleasure is all mine! I picked up some nice fresh ducks' eggs at the farmers' market this morning, which I'll fry and serve with this for dinner tonight. I can hardly wait!! ;o)
MeghanVK April 21, 2011
Mushroom Mousse!