Fresh Porcini Mushrooms in MSP?
Does anyone know of a place that sells fresh, not dried, porcini mushrooms in the Twin Cities? I sometimes ask for them at Surdyk's, and the answer I usually get is that the clerks thinks they might have seen them in before, but doesn't know if/when they're getting more.
I've bought them at Dean & Deluca in NYC before, but have never seen them here at home.
I don't know if he has porcinis in particular ( I'd be surprised if he didn't,) but last year at the Mill CIty Farmers Market (in the plaza between the Guthrie and the Mill City Museum) there was a mushroom vendor who had all kinds of beautiful, unusual mushrooms. I hope he's there this year, too--I don't recall the name of his stand, but it didn't jump out at me when I reviewed the list of vendors, alas.
I think TDQ is referring to Kevin The Mushroom Guy who we buy morels and woodears from at MillCity.
Since porchinis are harvested in the fall, I think you will have a hard time finding fresh ones until then, at least in MN.
Mississippi Market occasionally carries fresh porcini...I saw them last weekend for $18/lb. They are harvested in Oregon. Last year the mushroom vendor at the Mill City Farmer's Market had them for $8 for a small container...probably not more than 6 oz. I went during strawberry season so that was some time in mid or late June. I would call Mississippi Market to see when they have them in, as I go there regularly and have only seen them a few times.
Fresh porcini are delicious.
alas, everybody, kevin the mushroom guy is apparently not doing the mill city market this year-- Foureyes has his link if you want to drive out, & he supplies several co-ops round town.