I love to eat. It's my biggest pleasure in life. Serving food. Cooking food. Planning food. Eating food. Even more, I love to eat beautiful things. I eat whole foods almost exclusively, as I've found I am so much more satisfied when I am full of healthy meats, fruits, and vegetables. Another favorite of mine is the mushroom--not really a vegetable, fruit, or meat but nevertheless a great addition to your kitchen.
Oyster mushrooms have an almost delicate quality to their texture. Something relentlessly soft and yielding. They are mild enough to really take on whatever flavor they are paired with, unlike their earthier cousins, creminis or shiitakes. And boy, are they beautiful. I like to treat them as a special addition, sautéing them gently, maybe with some garlic and white wine. They are also wonderful if added to a stir-fry near the end or slipped into a hot, brothy soup. Honestly, you can't go wrong.