Looking for High Quality Mushrooms
Putting together a few dinners over the holidays and one thing that is consistently difficult to attain are high quality shrooms.
Pusateri's sometimes has a few, but they are so overpriced and the quality usually blows.
I remember a few months back at the Loblaw at the top of the hill just south of York Mills on Yonge they had FRESH Porcin's being sold for around $6 each, but when I went there today, the guy had no clue.
It may be a bit out of your way, but I find the produce and fungi at Michaelangelo's (Woodbine & HWY 7) to be relatively good- I usually stop in for portobellos, so I'm not sure if there are any porcini to be had. if you happen to be in the neighbourhood or by the DVP, it's worth a look- http://www.michaelangelos.ca/
Witold, the Polish mushroom guy ( or rather his wife) in St. Lawrence market on Saturday. I go to the wholesale farmers market on the Queensway and buy from him or not at all.
Witold is (was) an engineer and in Poland mushrooms were a hobby. Here (in Rockwood) they are a full time business.
The unusual ones are sometimes bought and sold among growers and dealers., Witold grows some. Ever have FRESH shitake? Unforgettable.
Bruno from Fun Guy Farms is at the Wychwood market every saturday morning. He has great shrooms, including shitake, oyster, king oyster and a couple more that I can't remember.
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