Monday, March 22, 2010
BC wild musrhooms - Chantrelle, Bolete, Pine? Why should you care?
Wild Mushroom Taste Test... go!
Ever smell your mushrooms? I'm not being crass, I'm serious. Those, white mushrooms that everyone buys at the store... smell them. Then, buy a shitake mushroom or a chantrelle, fresh or dried. Now, that's a mushroom. Here are some tasting notes of BC wild mushrooms that I got from Skookum Harvest Wild Foods, hand picked on Vancouver Island. I'm making a wild mushroom pate for the BC Wilds & Wine event coming up.
Porcini (King Bolete) From Price Smart on Kingsway St.
Aroma - musty, burnt sugar, meaty, horse Palate - buttery, mild
Porcini (King Bolete) From Skookum
Aroma - caramel, tar (in a good way) Palate - earthy, meaty, butter... powerful
Aroma - sweet herbs, caramel, hay, strong and beautiful Palate - savoury, meaty, cloves, lemon flowers
Aroma - honeycomb toffee Palate - hay, buttery, mild
All Dried from skookum harvest unless listed otherwise...