Boy, people sure are divided on the mushroom issue! I don't know anyone who is neutral on them. Same for cilantro and coconut. Well, I love all of these things!
I just wanted to share a video link to a clip from this wonderful lady named Clara Cannucciari. I believe she is 95 as of this writing and has written a book on Depression Era Cooking and done several very charming video segments to go with it. I think maybe her grandson has helped her out with these projects. I'm only going to link her Fried Mushroom video here - if you like her, you can certainly find many more of her videos on youtube.
Her book: Clara's Kitchen
Her video: Fried Mushrooms with Clara
I love this dear lady and I don't even know her. Notice how she 'air cuts' - she doesn't use a cutting board, but rather cuts her veggies, etc. in the air. In one of her videos she talked about how they couldn't afford a cutting board back then, so this is how she learned to do things. Scary to me!
I hope you enjoy her as much as I do.