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Porcini mushrooms are a famous, and delicious, addition in Italian cuisine.Due to their strong nutty flavor, this is an incredibly popular gourmet mushroom. The name porcini means "piglets" in...
The Muscovy Duck (Cairina moschata) is a large duck native to Mexico, Central, and South America. Small wild and feral breeding populations have established themselves in the United States,...
 The Rock Cornish game hen is a cross between the Cornish Game and Plymouth or White Rock chicken breeds. It is also called a Cornish game hen, a Cornish hen, poussin or simply Rock Cornish. Despite...
Morels emerge as the snow recedes. They fruit most abundantly on disturbed, burned, or recently cleared ground. They may be found under elms that have just died, or in one- to two-year-old wood chip...
Seasonal Wild Variety - The tooth fungi, also known as "hedgehog" and "sweet tooth," appears in a variety of forms. Some grow as shelves on trees. Most are found on the ground. Colorful ones decorate...
Seasonal Wild Variety - Fruiting in July, August and September in locales where snow falls each winter (later in the fall in warmer climes), these mushrooms can be difficult to locate, as their color...
Seasonal Wild Variety - The Yellowfoot Chanterelle, also known as a winter mushroom or the Funnel Chanterelle, is a delicate and petit, vase-shaped mushroom. Its cap is connected to the stem via wave...
The striped searobin lives on the sandy bottoms of estuaries and near-shore shelf to depths of 600 feet from Nova Scotia to Florida, though they are rare north of Cape Cod. They have wing-like...
The Atlantic Jackknife clam or Razor Clam lives in sand and mud and is found in intertidal or subtidal zones in bays. Because of its streamlined shell and strong foot, it can burrow in wet sand very...
The richly flavored Brown Beech mushroom is regarded as one of the most "gourmet" of all the oyster-like mushrooms. Firm textured and possessing a mildly sweet, nutty taste, this mushroom can be...
Shimeji Mushroom is the third most popular mushroom in Japan, after shitake and enoki. They are called “beech mushrooms” because they often grow on fallen beech trees. These have a white base and...
Portobello mushrooms are actually large crimini mushrooms, and because of the savory meaty flavor have become popular in the last few years. As mushrooms mature, the ring that protects the spores...
Also known as Baby Bella, Roman, Italian, Brown or Classic Browns, Crimini mushrooms have a light cocoa color and have a firmer texture than white mushrooms. They are very flavorful, having a richer...
The cunner is a small, slender fish that belongs to the wrasse family of fish. It is characterized by a single, long dorsal fin, with sharp spines forward and soft rays in the rear. The cunner has...
Atlantic mackerel are iridescent blue green on the back with a silvery white underbelly. About 20 to 30 wavy black bars run across the top half of their body, and a narrow dark streak runs below...
Spiny dogfish are top-level predators. They are opportunistic feeders, preying on whatever is most available. Smaller dogfish tend to feed primarily on crustaceans, while larger individuals like to...
Atlantic herring are found on both sides of the North Atlantic. In the western North Atlantic, herring are found in coastal and continental shelf waters from Labrador to Cape Hatteras, North Carolina...
A large, slender, marine fish, it is found along the east coast of North America. The head and back of this fish are dark brown in color with a greenish tinge. The sides have a faint silvery hue with...
Among the longest-lived marine species in the world, ocean quahogs grow slowly and have low reproduction rates, making them relatively unproductive and unable to support high levels of fishing....
As its name implies, the breed is large framed and solid black. Lop ears fall forward over its face, and while they are an impediment to sight, they protect the eyes from damage while the pig is...
Long, lean, and athletic, the Tamworth is probably the most direct descendant of the native pig stock of northern Europe. The Tamworth was traditionally considered a “bacon” breed, meaning that the...
Red Wattle hogs are known for hardiness, foraging activity, and rapid growth rate. They produce a lean meat that has been described as flavorful and tender. The sows are excellent mothers, farrow...
Shiitake are native to Japan, China and Kroea and have been grown in all three countries since prehistoric times. Extremely versatile, they work well sautéed, in soups, grilled and steamed. With...
AKA Royal Trumpet, this native to the Mediterranean Basin is easily identified by its thick, tubular stem and small, dark cap.  It’s dense and meaty texture works well sautéed and is particularly...
The Japanese word "maitake" means "dancing mushroom" because people in ancient times were said to dance for joy when they found them, especially since they were literally worth their weight in silver...
Also known as the Black Poplar mushroom for its habit of growing around poplar trees (Pioppo is Italian for poplar), the Pioppino develops a velvety, dark brown cap and a long beige stem.  The...
Among the most widely cultivated mushrooms in the world, it is easily recognized by the way it grows in shelf-like clusters, its relatively large size and whitish gills.  It has a delicate, almost...
With flower shaped, daffodil yellow caps and ivory white stems, Golden Oysters are well suited for braising, sautéing and soups.  Their aroma is fruity and milk-like pairing well with seafood, pork,...
American lobsters—or Maine lobsters, as they are commonly known—can weigh more than 40 pounds and grow up to 3 feet long. The largest lobster on record was caught off Novia Scotia in 1988. It weighed...
Suffolks were originally developed in England in the 1800s as a cross between Southdown rams and Norfolk Horned ewes. The Norfolk Horned sheep, now rare, were wild and hardy – and had to travel great...
Atlantic Pollock belong to the same family as Atlantic cod and haddock and are distributed from North Carolina to the Hudson Strait in Canada and southwestern Greenland. Pollock can live up to 23...
The Arctic char is closely related to both salmon and lake trout, and has many characteristics of both. The fish is highly variable in colour, depending on the time of year and the environmental...

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