40 - mushrooms

Holy shiitake mushroom! I've never seen them so big. Maybe it's a franken-mushroom. Chopping it was fun. This is prep for the main brunch dish tomorrow: Tarragon-Mushroom Bread Pudding. Delicious and savory.

As I was chopping away at 10pm I realized that I loved this sort of knife work. I like the smooth slicing motion and the even pieces of mushroom lined up on the cutting board. Chopping prep is my favorite part of cooking, I think. Well right now anyway.

Do you like chopping? Do you think of it as a skill worth developing? I certainly do.


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