Shiitake mushrooms are a two-for-one fungus. Use the caps for texture in stir-fry or soup. Save the stems for a delicious, vegetarian ramen broth. Join plant-based Chef Katie Simmons at the farmer's market to learn these mushroom's natural secret to flavor.
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River Valley Farms has been growing mushrooms since 1976. They grow a variety mushrooms, from your typical cremini and shiitake to unique varieties like Hen of the Woods, Morel, and Lion's Mane. They have a eatery in Chicago as well. Check them out at: http://rvrvalley.com/rvr-farm
Chicago’s largest and first year-round sustainable farmers market, Green City Market provides a marketplace for purchasing sustainably grown food and connecting farmers and local producers directly to chefs and the greater Chicago community. http://www.greencitymarket.org/about/market-location-and-hours.asp
Supporting the mission that everyone should have access to high-quality food produced in a sustainable and equitable way: http://www.slowfoodchicago.org/
About the Author:
Chef Katie Simmons
Katie is a Personal Chef based in Chicago. She specializes in creating delicious, healthy recipes for those with special dietary concerns like gluten-free, oil-free, plant-based, and low-residue. Outside of the kitchen, she is a Fitness Instructor for Equinox, with over 13 years experience in the fitness industry, and a blogger for Kuli Kuli Foods. For fun, she loves to travel and go hiking. Some of her favorite trips include the Incan Trail in Peru, 10 days of the Patagonia in Argentina and Chile, the beautiful colors of the Smoky Mountains, and surreal landscapes of Utah.