The Top 10 Ways to Get More Mushrooms in Your Diet

Do you love mushrooms? So do we! From feathery maitake to sturdy shiitake mushrooms, there is something for every fan of fungi at dartagnan.com. Our online selection of organic cultivated and wild foraged mushrooms is the same quality that our chef clients use in their restaurants. Read on for our 10 favorite mushroom recipes, and order yourself some mushrooms! 

We’ve Been Waiting All Year to Make this Recipe

It might not look like much, but this is the most satisfying – and simplest – way to enjoy morel mushrooms. Traditionally morels and cream go together With their distinctive shape and honeycombed caps, morels are one of the most recognizable of the wild edibles, and the most flavorful. Because they are utterly delicious, hard to…

Eating for Health: Are Mushrooms Powerful Medicine?

There are over 2,000 species of edible mushrooms on the planet, though most people can name just a handful. While we do love cooking with them, mushrooms are more than just delicious ingredients for umami-rich dishes. In Eastern medicine mushrooms have been used for centuries as curatives. Now the West is catching on and turning to…

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…

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…

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:…

Growing Mushrooms Organically

It’s Day of the Mushroom today! To celebrate, here’s a little behind-the-scenes view of the process of cultivating mushrooms. Our wild, foraged mushroom selection varies with the seasons, but our cultivated organic mushrooms are available all year. Grown in large mushroom houses, with just the right amount of humidity and at the perfect temperature, these…

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…

New Year’s Eve Party

We think every party needs a charcuterie board on the table. With that strong beginning, you can serve all manner of tasty nibbles and host a New Year’s Eve party that everyone will talk about well into next year. If you take our suggestion and serve charcuterie – duck rillettes, pâté, saucisson sec – these…