In the last few weeks our warehouse has been infiltrated by all things mushroom. You already love both the dried and IQF French Porcini Mushrooms, our wonderful local Oyster Mushrooms from Hidden Farm in Minnesota, black and white truffles in every form imaginable… Here’s a look at the new stuff that has our mouths watering. Give us a call for pricing on these mushrooms, or on black or white fresh truffles. Happy eating!
Dried Black Trumpet Mushrooms
Also known as the horn of plenty, the black chanterelle, and trumpet of the dead (the idea of the name “trumpet of the dead” is that the growing mushrooms are being played as trumpets by people under the ground…)
This mushroom is found in woods in North America, Europe, Japan and Korea. It is most commonly found growing under beech, oak or other broad-leaved trees, especially in moss in moist spots on heavy calcareous soil. It’s growing season is from June to November.
Matsatuke (Pine) Mushrooms
Matsatuke is the common name for a highly sought after mycorrhizal mushroom that grows in Asia, Europe, and North America. It is prized by the Japanese and Chinese for its distinct spicy-aromatic odor.
Matsutake grow under trees and are usually concealed under fallen leaves and duff on the forest floor. It forms a symbiotic relationship with the roots of a limited number of tree species. Matsutake are known to grow in China, Japan, Korea, Canada, Finland, the United States, Sweden, among other countries.
Lobster mushrooms are not a mushroom, but rather a parasite that overtakes forest mushrooms, turning them a reddish orange color that resembles the outer shell of a cooked lobster. It can be found on members of the Milk-Cap and russala family.
At maturity, H. lactifluorum thoroughly covers its host, rendering it unidentifiable. Lobster mushrooms are widely eaten and enjoyed. They have a seafood-like flavor and a firm, dense texture.