Q: I have a 1/2-pound bag of dried shiitake mushrooms that I bought in Chinatown for $3, but I don't have any idea how to use them! Help!
Sent by EmilyEditor: Dried mushrooms store very well if kept tightly sealed, so no need to worry about having to use them up really quickly. Dried shiitakes make a great savory addition to all sorts of dishes, especially soups and sauces. Just re-hydrate them in some warm water and throw them in!