I have kind of a love-hate relationship with mushrooms. I grew up loathing them; being forced to try “just one more bite” before I could leave the table. Now I largely like them; shiitake, oyster, enoki… anything but the bland, styrofoamy “white mushroom.” Oh, and they all have to be cooked before they cross my palette.
As you can see from these photos, I actually do grow my own. Except I’m not trying to. And I can’t eat them because I have no idea what they are and don’t feel like dying from a toxic mushroom. But I love them! I don’t understand why people want to eliminate them.
You can buy shiitake starter kits at Dominion Seed House.