Rachel's Blog: Mushroom View

Wed, 14 Dec 2005

The next time you're slicing a mushroom, trying cutting it perpendicular to the stalk instead of across the cap.

Comment by toby on Wed, 14 Dec 2005

If you pull out the stalk first, then it's really rather difficult to do that.

Comment by jeanette on Fri, 16 Dec 2005

This wouldn't be a reference to sharp knife slippage would it?

Comment by Rachel Holkner on Fri, 16 Dec 2005

Oh really! I have to spell out everything to you people.
If you're right handed, hold the mushroom by the stalk on the cutting surface in your left hand. Slice the top off the cap. Keep slicing until the cap is all sliced up. Throw stalk away. See? Nifty little circles of white mushroom flesh accompanied by alien mushroom rings with the gills on the inside.