Looking for Porcini Bouillon cubes
When Tuller on Court Street in Brooklyn closed some months ago (to be replaced by the, in my opinion, inferior Cobblestone Foods), they had a big inventory blow-out-get-everything-off-the-shelves sale, at which I bought some great parmigiano reggiano at an amazing price, and also happened to pick up a box of Star Funghi Porcini bouillon cubes. They're great! I used them every time I made rice for a while. But now they're gone. And I can't seem to find them anywhere. Does anyone know where I can find them?
Sure, Arthur Avenue, the true "Little Italy" in the Bronx.
The place they are carried is in the large internal market -- one of those big, European style markets, with lots of vegtable, salami and fruit vendors all under one roof. Its right in the middle of the block.
There is a place in that open air market that sells dry goods -- pasta, olive oil, all kinds of stuff from Italy. They carry "Star" everything. Its like a little trip to Italia.
Its worth going up there, in any event -- like a trip to the old country!
And I might have seen some Star product in Bedford Cheese, in Willaimsburgh. But dont hold me to that. Mangiata.
They're actually kinda all over at this point. Places I know I've seen them in Manhattan in the not-distant-past:
Garden of Eden
Probably but won't swear to it:
Dom's on Lafayette, or whatever it's name is at that point
Whole Foods, think I've seen them but not sure
Balducci's - I'd be surprised if they don't, but rarely go there
pretty much any similar "gourmet/foodied/chow-ish" market, which means almost any market of any size in Manhattan at this point, I think....
Apart from pointing you in the general direction of Bensonhurst and (somewhat less so these days) Bay Ridge, I can't help in the other boroughs. Oh, except there's a Garden of Eden on Montague St, and Sahadi's might well have them.