What is a Dried Porcini Mushroom?
- These delicious, earthy mushrooms are a favorite in French and Italian cooking. They have a smooth texture and a pungent, woodsy flavor. The French call this mushroom cepe because its fat stem looks like a trunk, but who knows why the Italians refer to it as porcini, which means piglet!
How to Eat
- Dried mushrooms have a more concentrated flavor than fresh. Always soak dried mushrooms in VERY hot water for 20 minutes or until soft before using. Do not use before rehydrating. Delicious in soups, stews, sauces and with pastas, meat and poultry, along with the liquid used for reconstituting the mushrooms.
- Both fresh and dried mushrooms contain unique compounds that are believed to boost your immune defense.
How to Store
- Store dried mushrooms in a cool, dry area, in an airtight container up to 6 months.
When are they in season?
Where are they grown?
- Product of China and Italy
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