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Jul 23, 2013 08:28 AM

ISO Fresh Porcini Mushrooms

Found some a couple of weeks back at the Whole Foods on Alewife Parkway in Cambridge, but wonder if there is a more reliable source. Any suggestions?

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  1. david, not to dissuade you, but the shroomers i know think porcini are better dried than fresh; more concentrated smoky flavor.

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    1. re: opinionatedchef

      Thanks OC. I like dried porcinis better for things like soups and sauces, but fresh ones, sauteed in butter or olive oil, and served over a couple of fresh scrambled eggs, are really something special.

      1. re: opinionatedchef

        I had fresh porcini in Italy last week...there is no comparison. Fresh are way better.

      2. The Whole Foods on River Street also has good mushrooms, and you might call Savenors on Charles Street - they are very likely to have fresh porcini.

        I prefer fresh - they're more fun to cook, the flavour is good, and they are a seasonal speciality. You might also look in a farmers market as they come up at this time of year.