Dear SOS: I know this may be sacrilege to write, but I really do not care for mushrooms. There. It’s out in the open. When I think I am missing out or mistaken in my tastes, I will make something with them only to reach the same conclusion: Nope, still not a fan. My mind has been changed, and I need to know what magic was used in the kitchen of Craft in Los Angeles that caused me to have not one but two helpings of both the mushroom and (OK, hold on to your culinary hats) cauliflower, another unappealing vegetable for me. As the menu was chosen by my host, I am not sure what the title included, but I was under Craft’s spell for these vegetables. I am hoping that you can assist me in obtaining the recipe for these two, and I will work on adding them to my repertoire.
Dear Monica: One bite of either of these dishes and it’s hard not to turn into a fan. Craft was happy to share both recipes, so you can re-create this magic at home.