Porcini Mushrooms

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Buying Tips

When purchasing fresh porcinis, select mushrooms with firm stems and a rich, woodsy aroma. If the stem is mushy or feels hollow, it is infested with insects. If the mushroom lacks fragrance, it is probably old and will not have much flavor.

Varieties

In addition to the porcini mushroom (Boletus edulis), there are several varieties of boletus mushrooms: red and yellow bolete, white king bolete, butter bolete, ragger’s bolete, and painted slippery cap. However, porcinis are definitely the most desirable for cooking and eating.

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