Grant their wishes: 20% off $150+ with code GOGOGIFTS. Go, go, gifts » details
Enter code GOGOGIFTS at checkout. Offer valid through 11:59pm ET 12/11/16. U.S. only. Certain restrictions and exclusions apply.
🔕 🔔
Loading…

My Basket ()

All questions

Thanks for answer, A.H. I have one more borscht Q: it says use dried porcini, soak etc. I only have a mixed bag of dried mushrooms, with Shitaki, black, oyster, and porcini. Can I use, or with the Shitake be overpowering. It's just an ounce in a giant pot. Thanks again. Foodpickle is so awesome.

asked by ENunn about 6 years ago
4 answers 1279 views
23b88974 7a89 4ef5 a567 d442bb75da04  avatar
added about 6 years ago

I can't imagine it would make a difference -- though for a truly amazing borscht recipe, check out http://www.food52.com/recipes....

Fbc31129 dd77 4f50 92da 5ddc4a29c892  summer 2010 1048
added about 6 years ago

I've done exactly that before and it's been fine. I found the recipe that I use out of the Rebar cookbook (awesome vegetarian cookbook from a restaurant in Victoria, B.C.), btw) here: http://www.or-gani.org...

401c5804 f611 451f a157 c693981d8eef  mad cow deux
pierino

pierino is a trusted source on General Cooking and Tough Love.

added about 6 years ago

Personally I find shitake mushrooms to be almost neutral in taste, far from overpowering. In fact, I'd place them at the low end of the bland dial. Porcini (cepes) have a stronger flavor.

5a08275c 5f33 4cff 9c11 c46e0e1c3623  food52 photo
added about 6 years ago

Thanks, Midge. Pierino, so funny that you say that. I have a really strong reaction to shitakes, and can taste the tiniest bit--I love them, but sometimes can't forget them, really strong taste memory. Allie, that gorgeous borscht recipe is next on my list. The soup turned out beautifully--Barbara Kafka's vegetarian borscht (celery root, potatoes, beet greens, carrot, cabbage, etc.)