General term for mushrooms. Both cultivated or wild, mostly found in the northern regions. A popular kind is funghi porcini.
Chanterelle mushroom, sautéed with garlic and oil or sliced fresh over salads.
Mushrooms, classified as vegetables, are used as flavor-enhancers in many foods, such as sauces and soups, but they can also be eaten raw. In Italy, the mushroom is a staple in cooking, and there are many varieties which abound in Italian cuisine. One of the most popular kinds of mushrooms in Italy is the porcini mushroom. Available in most markets, these mushrooms, with their thick, cream-colored stalks and dark, rippled awnings, grow beneath chestnut trees… [Read More]