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Enokitake /Enoki(Flammulina Velutipes)
A form of mushroom, sometimes called the Velvet Shank, which grows in the wild in Britain, Northern Europe and North America apart from in Germany, its largely disregarded. However the Japanese cultivate it enthusiastically and young specimens are a delicacy. In Britain, its most often found canned generally originating from Taiwan and labelled as 'golden mushrooms.
If harvested from the wild, the stems should be discarded; but if they've been cultivated they are better cooked with their stems intact.
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