Beautiful isn’t it? A farmers market find that I picked up as an interesting new toy for a party. I was really excited for this mushroom but it was still a known unknown. I quickly sauteed a little up just to taste test before it was committed to a dish. Oh man, so bad; tasted and felt like wet like wood :-| No worries; a little broth and browning should help…it’ll find its way. Alas, it did not find its way. Tried it again a few days later; same thing. Never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever…buy this mushroom. Apparently, Chicken of the Woods is nothing like Hen of the Woods. Hen of the woods is friggin’ fantastic and one of my favorite mushrooms. Side note: Hen of the Woods are the only mushroom of any real nutritive value, so eat up. Ohm!