Let's talk about mushrooms for a second. Yes, they're one of the planet's great ingredients: versatile, meaty, laced with umami, all good things. But there's this myth about cleaning mushrooms that has always bugged me and that has plagued home cooks for as long as I can remember. Most people have been convinced (through no fault of their own) that the only way to adequately clean mushrooms, which are notoriously dirty, is to wipe them one by one with a damp towel. This takes forever, and just isn't true. There's a better way. Check it out below.