Monday, December 7, 2009

Purple Buttons

Purple Buttons are plump little regular button mushrooms placed on a piece of purple and acid yellow silk stripped fabric.  A rather elegant setting for a such simple fungi... but these are diamonds in the rough... but you foodies out there probably already know this next dirty little culinary secret.  Follow this  veggie lineage...

The Portobello mushroom is really just a large crimini mushroom, which in turn is just a brownish button mushroom!  There, the secret is out... no more turning up of noses at the sight of a 'common' little button.

My sources say they all have similar nutrition levels and health benefits; but the taste gets stronger, earthier and meatier as you go from white button, to brown crimini, to portobello.

They all have merit.

8x10 oil on canvas (needs some drying time)

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