November 14, 2010

Mushroom Madness

There's a fever spreading rapidly throughout the otherwise sleepy northern coast of California. It's fueled by the desire to find the biggest, tastiest mushrooms this area has to offer--boletes (otherwise known as porcini), oysters, chanterelles and matsutakis. People who have the fever become very secretive about their whereabouts and they'll go to any length to keep their hunting grounds a secret. They spend their time traipsing through the forest, feverishly kicking over mounds of dirt to find the precious fungi. 

Michele and Ronnie have a bad case of the fever, as you can see in this picture. But look at the size of those porcini! They were delicious dry-sauteed and then doused in butter.


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