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Sautéed Trout, Soft Scrambled Eggs, Chanterelle Mushrooms from Big Bad Breakfast by John Currence

In his newest book Big Bad Breakfast, author John Currence demonstrates why, in the tiny town of Oxford, Mississippi, he has six restaurants and they are all packed. Born in New Orleans, John’s Southern heritage is evident on every page. The recipes are designed for elevated breakfasts but many, like this one, make for a…

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Thyme-Baked Mushrooms & Cranberry Beans with Roast Garlic Crème Fraiche from Diana Henry’s Simple

  We have been raised to think our taste buds can sense four things: salty, sour, sweet and bitter. It’s pretty clear now that there is a fifth: umami. It’s that distinctive flavor you get from roasting meats or veggies. Like mushrooms. This recipe is from the wonderful playground Simple by Diana Henry. It’s full…

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Buckwheat Kasha with Caramelized Mushrooms from Samarkand

I recently reviewed Samarkand, a book devoted to recipes from Central Asia and The Caucasus. That’s a huge land mass with mountains, grasslands, and huge lakes — an area rich in geography and history. Most people live off the land, herding and farming. But there are a few cities of significance, and bejeweled Samarkand is the star.…

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Roasted Mushrooms with Bacon and Eggs from Downtown Italian by Joe Campanele, Gabriel Thompson, and Katherine Thompson

In Downtown Italian: Recipes Inspired by Italy, Created in New York’s West Village, authors Joe Campanale, Gabriel Thompson, and Katherine Thompson offer you some of the spectacular recipes from their lower Manhattan restaurant empire. In this special recipe three simple ingredients — mushrooms, eggs, and pickled peppers — combine energetically and enthusiastically. Here 1 and…

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