Mushrooms range in texture from delicate to meaty, and in flavor from mild to rich and earthy. Just like any family gathering, toss them together and you have an absolute riot of tasty opinions.
Clockwise from top, here are the mushrooms used in Kat Randazzo's Butter-and-Thyme- Basted Mushrooms.
Oyster Mushrooms: delicate and peppery when cooked
Portobello: concentrated, dense, meaty
Porcini: Pungent, woodsy
Shiitaki: steak-like woodsy taste