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Morels for 2008

Food4Thought Apr 11, 2008 07:17 AM

I just received an email from D'Artagnan announcing "Fresh Spring Morels" ($120.99 for 3 .lbs) And I was wondering if anyone was aware of a local source. Russo's does not have them yet and don't know when they expect them.

Any suggestions appreciated.

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    Bostonbob3 Apr 11, 2008 07:19 AM

    Savenor's has them sometimes. I'd call ahead though.

    (BTW, got the same email and was drooling.)

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      Wursthof Apr 11, 2008 07:44 AM

      You might want to go in the back room at Russo's and ask. Rumor has it the european variety are around for about $30/pound...rumor that is.

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        JudyHP Apr 11, 2008 08:16 AM

        The Beacon Hill Savenors had them yesterday definitely.

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        FoodArt Apr 11, 2008 08:06 AM

        I got some last week from Bulgaria that were amazing. Right around $40 a pound which is pretty par for the course. I had to get them from one of my supplier friends though. Calling ahead is your best bet if you're looking to get them from Russo or Savenors

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          wittlejosh Apr 11, 2008 08:19 AM

          I bought some beautiful ones from Plum Produce last night---sautéed them with asparagus and a chopped leek. Delicious!

          Don't remember the price, but I'm sure it was up there.

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            steinpilz Apr 15, 2008 04:10 PM

            I'll contribute one worry about eastern european mushrooms -- Chernobyl. After the disaster there have been many reports of radioactive mushrooms resulting from Chernobyl, including stories about Bulgarian mushrooms:


            I have similarly heard that the Japanese avoid Rhone wines because the Chernobyl fallout cloud passed over that area. A nuclear scientist friend from France told me that the government there is very circumspect regarding fallout from Chernobyl.

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            bakerboyz Apr 11, 2008 08:37 AM

            Do you konow of anyone who might carry them in Newton, Needham, Wellesley areas, perhaps Whole Foods, John Dewars, Wasik's??

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              DukeLavery Apr 15, 2008 08:05 AM

              Small container at Whole Foods in Providence on Sunday was $14.00.
              Not bad.

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                that_reeks_ugly Apr 15, 2008 08:22 AM

                ben in jp has them.

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                  natecsd Apr 15, 2008 12:24 PM

                  I live in JP - where/who/how does one find ben?

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                    that_reeks_ugly Apr 15, 2008 03:24 PM

                    ben maleson is a well known source of foraged mushrooms for many restaurants in the boston area; he is based in jp but the only way you can probably reach him is if you know someone in the restaurant business. I'm not sure he has a brick and mortar location.

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                  jeff Turton Apr 15, 2008 03:16 PM

                  Whole Foods at Fresh Pond had plenty of them the other day

                  1. sailormouth Apr 15, 2008 05:16 PM

                    Whole Foods on Beacon Hill had them for, I believe, 59.99/lb.

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