Matsutake Sake

Matsutake Sake illustration by Charmaine Koehler-Lodge


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Matsutake Sake

  • Author: Mino de Angelis


“An elegant drink to watch the moon by while composing haiku and eating delicious food in small amounts,” is how Mino de Angelis describes matsutake sake. The homemade aperitif is popular among de Angelis and his partners in the BAAM (Bay Area Applied Mycology) myco-remediation projects working in the East Bay Hills. Read their story here.


  • sake
  • matsutake mushrooms


Simply warm up some sake, add some matsutake mushrooms, and let steep for ½ hour, covered. You don’t want to evaporate the sake; you’re just extracting the matsutake essence.

  • Category: beverages