Cremini or Portobello?

Dear Lynne,

What is the difference between cremini and portobello mushrooms? They look the same but are different sizes. And are you supposed to keep mushrooms in the refrigerator or on the counter? Kerry in Joliet

Dear Kerry,

Mushrooms keep best when cool and airy. A basket in the refrigerator lightly covered with a little plastic wrap or paper towel holds mushrooms five to eight days (even longer depending on their state before purchase). Some types may begin to dry, but that is far better than going slimy in a sealed plastic bag.

Portobellos make a splashy presentation in this supper dish of hot grilled mushrooms topped with cool arugula leaves and Parmigiano shavings.

Try this recipe: Hot Spiced Portobello Grill with Fresh Arugula and Parmigiano Shavings

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