In Italian “Mushrooms “ = “Porcini”

Boletus edulis: “A fungus that grows in deciduous and coniferous forests and tree plantations.” But we prefer to call it Porcino. It seems less intellectual and more edible! Porcino is a prized ingredient in various culinary dishes, it is held in high regard in Italian cuisine mostly in the northern area, where Porcini are found […]

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Waiting for Fall

Fall is not coming this year. I was earnestly expecting a month of full colors, golden leaves, and the various shades of red, yellow, purple, black, orange, pink, magenta, blue and brown so typical of the Fall season. Instead the leaves are sticking to the trees for their dear life. Up to last week the trees were still green, the temperatures are around 65F, and there are […]

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