Drying mushrooms is a way to keep the longer and thus more readily available. The drying process intensifies the flavor of the mushrooms and because they are dry, they can be kept for a relative long time, which makes them readily available and for every day use. This Chef's Mix consists of sliced oyster mushrooms, shiitake, king oyster mushroom, in equal amount and 10% porcini mushrooms.
Rinse the mushrooms thoroughly in lukewarm water, then place into a small bowl and fill with hot water. Allow to soak for 20-25 minutes and drain. You can filter the liquid and use it, as it is full of flavor and will greatly enhance any recipe or broth.