It is autumn and this means it is mushroom season. Unfortunately I am not so good at mushroom hunting but I love to eat them and luckily here in Ticino you can eat them in many places with “Polenta con Fungi Porcini” being a regional speciality. There are of course many other ways of cooking Porcini or fresh cep how you’d call them in English. I found a couple of good sites with many Porcini and other yummy mushroom dishes.
One is the honest food website “Hunter, Angler, Gardener, Cook” by Hank Shaw, click here for some fantastic mushroom recipes. You also find other great recipes on the site from Wild Game to Seafood, Pasta dishes and Vegetarian options. Hank Shaw wrote a book called “Hunt, Gather, Cook, Finding the Forgotten Feast”, available at amazon.
The other place where I found many mushroom recipes is the BBC – Food – Recipe finder. Click here to view.
I am hungry now! I should go buy some fresh Porcini and try one of these recipes.