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Fresh porcini mushrooms -- are they ANYWHERE around?

CindyJ Oct 3, 2013 01:52 PM

It's wild mushroom season and some of the hard-to-find wild varieties are starting to show up here and there. Word is that Phillips' Woodlands store in Kennett Square will have fresh lobster mushrooms and chantrelles tomorrow. But it's fresh porcini mushrooms I'm craving. Has anyone seen any recently?

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    cwdonald RE: CindyJ Oct 3, 2013 02:02 PM

    You might check with mainly mushrooms who sell out of Doylestown farmers market among other places. They have a facebook page https:www.facebook.com/mainlymushrooms.

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      Chefpaulo RE: CindyJ Oct 3, 2013 02:45 PM

      Wegmans in Collegeville.

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        CindyJ RE: Chefpaulo Oct 3, 2013 03:13 PM

        Interesting. I checked today with Wegmans in Malvern and Downingtown and came up with nothing. Maybe each store carries different produce.

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          CindyJ RE: Chefpaulo Oct 4, 2013 11:02 AM

          Nope -- none there according to the store's produce manager.

        2. caganer RE: CindyJ Oct 3, 2013 05:20 PM

          Last week at the RTM Iovine's had porcini, chantrelle, lobster and honeycap mushrooms.

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            sockii RE: caganer Oct 4, 2013 06:02 AM

            I was at Iovine's yesterday and there was only one container of moldy porcinis - I passed.

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              caganer RE: sockii Oct 4, 2013 01:36 PM

              They really do horrible job of packaging their mushrooms - you pretty much always have to look out for that there, but if you get there on the right day (the day they put them out) they're fine..

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                Bigley9 RE: caganer Oct 7, 2013 05:28 PM

                Sometimes if you talk to one of the Iovines you can get them from the back. I have had conversations with them about mushroom packaging and they know it doesn't work, but they say they dry out in the old open packs

          2. Delucacheesemonger RE: CindyJ Oct 4, 2013 08:23 AM

            Not to na na nih na na my hometown but was in the Haute Pyrenees this last weekend and found beautiful cepes, the same mushroom but in France at 15 euros/kg and chanterelle at 8 euros/kg.
            They were wonderful.

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              CindyJ RE: Delucacheesemonger Oct 4, 2013 10:56 AM

              Last weekend I returned from a trip to Friuli-Venezia Giulia and the Veneto region and fresh porcini mushrooms were everywhere -- in every market and on every menu. And yes, they were wonderful. :-)

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                Delucacheesemonger RE: CindyJ Oct 4, 2013 11:39 AM

                Hope you brought back some Quintarelli or Dal Forno

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                  CindyJ RE: Delucacheesemonger Oct 4, 2013 01:25 PM

                  No. But after an up-close-and-personal visit with the wine growers, I did bring back some Bele Casel DOCG Prosecco Colfondo -- just last week presented with an award as one of the 50 best wines of Italy. Much more in keeping with my budget, too.

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                    CindyJ RE: Delucacheesemonger Oct 4, 2013 01:28 PM

                    ...there were a number of bottles I would have loved to tote home -- just not possible.

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                    sockii RE: CindyJ Oct 4, 2013 07:17 PM

                    Since I spent last October in the Veneto, I officially hate you right now :P

                2. caiatransplant RE: CindyJ Oct 4, 2013 11:51 AM

                  You might check out oregonmushrooms.com. I've bought fresh porcinis there, as well as other types and they've been wonderful.

                  Good Luck.

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                    CindyJ RE: caiatransplant Oct 4, 2013 01:29 PM

                    I just checked their website. They've got porcini dried and frozen, but I didn't see any fresh.

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                    Bigley9 RE: CindyJ Oct 7, 2013 05:32 PM

                    Check Anastasi's at 9th and Christian (even on weekdays when they'd that've a retail display they will sell to you and always have stuff that isn't out

                    1. CindyJ RE: CindyJ Oct 14, 2013 05:35 AM

                      For anyone who might be interested -- I received an email last night from The Woodlands in Kennett Square, which says:

                      Monday we are expecting fresh wild mushrooms:

                      Porcini Mushrooms $30.00 per pound (Quantities limited)

                      Chanterelle Mushrooms $14.00 per pound

                      Both mushrooms are from the United States.
                      All products and prices are subject to change on a daily basis.

                      Please call 610-444-2192 or e-mail in advance to place your order.

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                        waking1 RE: CindyJ Oct 16, 2013 07:44 PM

                        Gentile's in Newtown Square had small packages of them today. Not sure of the price. I forgot to look.

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