How To Best Enjoy Morel Season

The arrival of morel mushrooms announces spring. These wild mushrooms have long been a source of passion and culinary inspiration. A chef’s favorite, morels have an opulent, earthy flavor and texture that builds wonderful, rich sauces, but can be enjoyed simply sautéed in butter. Read on to learn more about this revered mushroom and get our stuffed morel recipe.

Go Mad for Mushrooms: 4 Morel Recipes for Spring

Spring is when morel season begins, which means we are looking for ways to eat these delightful mushrooms at every meal. In Italian, there is a wonderful word: scorpacciata, which means eating large amounts of a particular thing in season. Think of tomatoes at the end of the summer—there are too many to eat, which…

Meet the Mushrooms: Morels

We have expanded our mushroom offerings at dartagnan.com to include some of our chef favorites. While organic cultivated mushrooms make up the majority of our catalog, we also offer wild-foraged mushrooms in season. These fresh mushrooms are sure to find their way into many of your cooking adventures. Morel Mushrooms Morel is the common name for Morchella…

It’s Lobster Mushroom Season!

What is a lobster mushroom? The lobster mushroom is not a mushroom at all, but a parasitic mold called Hypomyces lactifluorum, which attacks other mushrooms and envelopes them, completely altering their appearance. It generally attacks Lactarius and Russula mushrooms, and covers them with a red outer “shell”, causing them to take on the appearance of a lobster: red…

It’s Chanterelle Season!

To us summer means the beginning of chanterelle season … and we have some really nice chanterelles from the Pacific Northwest and Saskatchewan in stock this week. Things are always changing in the mushroom department, with new shipments daily, so order soon and enjoy the season’s bounty. There are three varieties in stock now: Domestic chanterelles:…

The Chanterelle Mushroom

Cantherellus cibarius, the golden chanterelle, grows on forest floors, often near conifers, deciduous trees, but also in fields, beginning in July and ending as late as January. The genus Cantharellus, named for the Greek kantharos, meaning cup, is a mushroom found growing wild throughout the world. Efforts to cultivate these mycorrhizal fungi have failed, because it is impossible to recreate…