The Shiitake Mushroom Growing Kit allows you to grow some of the mushrooms used by the finest chefs in the world easily and quickly almost anywhere in your own home or office. The Mushroom Kit takes only a 9″ by 9″ space for growing mushrooms, requires no more care nor knowledge than a common tropical plant and comes with complete instructions and materials to maintain the correct environmental conditions around your log. Mushroom Logs may be used for growing mushrooms on a coffee table, counter, or desk – they will produce mushrooms virtually anywhere room temperature is maintained! Now you have the opportunity not only to enjoy watching these Shiitake mushrooms grow but also to enjoy eating the freshest Shiitake mushrooms possible.
Shiitake is a star when it comes to versatility. This dark brown mushroom, with caps ranging in size from 2 to 4 inches, is the most widely consumed mushroom in Asia. It has been cultivated there for centuries. Its earthy fragrance and meaty texture enhances a wide variety of dishes since the results are beautiful whether they are sauted, broiled, baked, grilled, stir fried, or sliced thin and used in salads. Shiitake mushrooms have traditionally been used to add complexity to stews or soups, and the stems create deeply flavorful stocks. Shiitake may also be stuffed and broiled. Mushroom Log …firm, with a woodsy scent and four-star flavor. The Wall Street Journal