Meet the Mushroom: Black Trumpet

This is a mushroom that goes by many names: black chanterelle, black trumpet, horn of plenty, poor man’s truffle. In Latin it is Craterellus cornucopioide. Without a separated stem and cap, the mushroom looks like an elongated funnel. The aromatic, thin-walled and delicate fungi range in color from grayish brown to almost black. Beautiful velvety…

The Perfect Stocking Stuffer

We’re wild about porcini mushrooms … and so is Martha Stewart! Our dried porcini mushrooms are on her list of 25 Food Gifts Under $50 That Make  Perfect Stocking Stuffers. How many foodies do you know who need a jar? Why are dried porcini mushrooms such a good thing?  The uber-flavorful porcini acts like a tasty…

7 Mushroom Recipes You Will Love

Well, it’s National Mushroom Day. We focused on mushrooms throughout September (it was mushroom month), but we still have some love left. If you appreciate fungi like we do, here are 7 recipes that pop with mushroom flavor for you to try. 1. Crispy Mushroom Triangles Because somehow everything is better in phyllo dough, especially when…

Meet the Mushrooms: Shiitake

Did you know that September is National Mushroom Month? We don’t need an excuse to celebrate the wonders of fungi, but we’ll take it.  All month long, we will be talking about our friends in the mushroom kingdom. And eating plenty of mushrooms too. Have you seen the new fresh mushrooms at dartagnan.com?  We have…

Hello, Autumn …

We love the beginning of the fall season, because it marks a return to the kitchen. It’s a transitional period; warm enough to keep the charcoals burning in the grill outside, but cool enough to inspire visions of braised and roasted meats. So today, as the season officially begins, let’s plan what we’ll cook on…

Meet the Mushrooms: White Beech

Did you know that September is National Mushroom Month? We don’t need an excuse to celebrate the wonders of fungi, but we’ll take it.  All month long, we will be talking about our friends in the mushroom kingdom. We recently added several new varieties of fresh mushrooms to our offerings at dartagnan.com.  And mushrooms are 15%…

Meet the Mushrooms: Velvet Pioppini

Did you know that September is National Mushroom Month? We don’t need an excuse to celebrate the wonders of fungi, but we’ll take it.  All month long, we will be talking about our friends in the mushroom kingdom. And eating plenty of mushrooms too. We recently added several new varieties of fresh mushrooms to our…

Meet the Mushrooms: Hen of the Woods

Did you know that September is National Mushroom Month? We don’t need an excuse to celebrate the wonders of fungi, but we’ll take it.  All month long, we will be talking about our friends in the mushroom kingdom. We recently added several new varieties of fresh mushrooms to our offerings at dartagnan.com. Already a favorite among…

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:…

6 Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes

Are you doing brunch for Mother’s Day? Mix up a Mimosa, Bloody Mary, or maybe pop the cork on a bottle of bubbly… this brunch is about to get interesting. If you are cooking at home for the mom in your life (or moms – hey, multi-generational brunch sounds great!), try one of our exclusive recipes….