made his first film in Barcelona in 1967, a time marked by intense repression in Francoist Spain and a worldwide proliferation of cinematic new waves that were challenging the parameters of filmic language.
I used a mixture of Portabella
, flatcap and dried porcini, but the choice is, as always, up to you.
are great mushrooms to substitute for meat," asserts O'Brien.
They are also high in riboflavin, a B-vitamin that promotes healthy skin and good vision, niacin, that ensures that the digestive and nervous systems function as they should; pantothenic acid, involved in the production of hormones; potassium (one medium-sized portabella
contains more that a banana); selenium, an essential mineral that plays an important role in the immune system, the thyroid system, the male reproductive system and cancer prevention; and copper, which has a role in making the red blood cells that deliver oxygen to all the cells in the body.
"I think that for the last several years with the convenience in packaging there has been an upswing on the pre-washed and sliced white and portabellas
," says Caldwell.
A recent menu check at Charlie Trotter's restaurant in Chicago showed four of the eight listed courses adorned with fungus of various kinds, and supermarket shelves have expanded 'shroom exposure to entire sections featuring specialty varieties like shiitake, portabellas
, maitake, enoki, to name a few.
The latest fad in mushroom cooking is grilling, an activity made even more mouth-watering by the rise of portabellas
, those jumbo-size, brownish-gold beauties that are becoming a national cooking phenomenon.
"People are using mushrooms like portabellas
in place of hamburgers for Meatless Mondays, or cutting them like steak.
Shiitakes, Maitakes, Porcinis, Portabellas
and Morels are favored by chefs who use them with fish, steak, pastas and vegetables in ethnic, healthy or gourmet dishes.
PEDAL PUSHER: Wood-fired pizza topped with portabellas
and sausage ($2.50 per slice).
No wonder mushrooms of all types, and in particular portabellas
, are experiencing record dollar sales.
" on menus are down slightly with 10 percent of mentions and "Shiitake" are up, accounting for three percent of mentions.