The largest living thing on Earth is a humongous fungus, a mushroom. The Honey Mushroom in Oregon Blue Mountains is nearly four square miles and estimated to be at least 2,400 years old. There are zillions of different types of mushrooms. Many grow wild but some of those can make you sick, so don’t pick them unless you know your mycology (the study of fungi). The mushrooms we usually eat are button mushrooms and are particularly awesome pan-fried with butter and garlic until soft and succulent. To store mushrooms, keep in the original packaging or a paper bag in the fridge for up to a week. When ready to use them, prep mushrooms by wiping clean with a damp paper towel.
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