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May 5, 2010 05:35 AM

Where to find huitlacoche (corn fungus/corn smut)?

I am looking for a market that carries corn fungus. I would prefer a place near center city but of course wouldn't mind traveling to get some. thanks !

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  1. I have seen it in some of the mexican markets around Washington Ave - not sure which ones though - probably the one just west of 9th

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    1. re: Bigley9

      THANKS! I'll have to check them out.

    2. I haven't yet seen it sold fresh, but I saw a canned variety in a hispanic supermarket (I forget where!). Perhaps you can call El Vez or Distrito to ask where they buy theirs; sometimes they use it as a garnish.

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      1. re: Mr. Peabody

        I've seen canned varieties at even regular grocery stores. I honestly am not a huge fan, so I don't know how "real" or the "quality" of it.