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.

Make it Now! Ramp Butter Recipe

Compound butters are simple to make and pack a lot of flavor. Especially true of our ramp compound butter, which is one of our favorite ways to preserve the fresh flavor of spring ramps all year long. This is the time – and it’s a brief moment – when you can get fresh wild ramps to make…

It Only Happens Once a Year!

After the cold, grey months of winter, we love to see the seasonal greens appear once again. This is the time for fiddlehead ferns and ramps. The sudden arrival of crates of fresh, green things in our warehouse is one of the pleasures of early spring. There is only a brief moment when fiddleheads, or fiddlehead fern…

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 Marvels of the Morel Mushroom

It’s spring and that means it’s time for morels! The first shipments are arriving at the D’Artagnan warehouse and being snapped up by chefs for their spring menus. Morel mushrooms are a source of passion and culinary wonder, inspiring recipes, and annual spring festivals across the United States. They are known as a chef’s mushroom…

Signs of Spring: Ramps

We are sure that spring is here when the ramps arrive. We’ve had them for a little while now, in limited quantities, and they have been selling out quickly to our chef clients. These fragrant wild leeks are the hottest thing on spring menus. Among the very first green to appear in the dead woods,…

All About Porcini Mushrooms

The porcini is a native mushroom almost everywhere in the Northern Hemisphere, throughout North American, European and Asian forests, though it has been introduced in parts of the Southern Hemisphere, including Australia and South America. The universally popular boletus mushroom grows under specific trees, including pine, but most commonly under chestnut trees, during the summer and…