Welcome to Never Fail, a weekly column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down. There used to be a part of my fridge that I referred to as The Graveyard. Bottom shelf. Back corner.
Mushrooms are those meaty, earthy, strange-but-delicious fungi you really want to call vegetables. Some, like shiitakes, contain many of the same amino acids as meat. Mushrooms are a great substitute beef