(Northampton, Massachusetts, United States)
The Marvelous Maitake Mushroom
We find them hiking around here, at the base of old oak trees. We eat them in everything--soup, in omelets, fried in olive oil. The best way we've found to preserve them is to freeze in quart sized bags. Don't wash them before freezing, just knock or cut off dirty parts, put in bag, press out as much air as possible, then toss in the freezer. To use just thaw and wash and eat!!!!