What do people need to understand about cooking wild mushrooms? 

Are wild mushrooms really any different than regular mushrooms?

Is a pineapple any different than a regular apple?

Both are fruits. 

Old-fashioned chefs everywhere cling to centuries-old notions about how mushrooms ought to be cooked. Some cooks think mushrooms never should be washed. Some recipes simply call for “wild mushrooms,” as if all wild mushrooms were interchangeable, like apples and pineapples. 

The fact is, each mushroom species is unique for a reason. The more you learn about wild mushrooms, the more you’ll understand why. What kind of 
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