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Looking for Porcini Bouillon cubes

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ciao Dec 17, 2006 02:57 PM

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?

  1. bengoshi Dec 17, 2006 09:03 PM

    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.

    1. l
      littleguy Dec 18, 2006 12:07 AM

      They have them at DiPalo's, or at least they did about a year ago when I bought some there.

      1. f
        FAL Dec 23, 2006 11:15 AM

        Coluccio's in Brooklyn carry's them. Star Brand. They are on 60 st and 12 ave

        1. k
          KRS Dec 23, 2006 10:41 PM

          I got some today at Coluccio's. They're just back of the cash registers.

          Does any Italian speaker know what the other Star products are?

          1. m
            MikeG Dec 24, 2006 03:35 AM

            They're actually kinda all over at this point. Places I know I've seen them in Manhattan in the not-distant-past:

            DiPalo's
            Buon Italia
            Garden of Eden
            Fairway
            Zabar's

            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.

            1. ramen girl Dec 24, 2006 08:00 PM

              D'vine taste in park slope has them . its on 7 ave btwn carroll st and garfield place.

              1. rose water Jan 6, 2007 04:27 AM

                they also have them at raffetto's on houston st.

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