Whether cultivated or manually harvested in the woods Italian mushrooms bring the authentic flavours of the mountains to your table. They are almost complete food as they are rich in the various substances necessary for normal human body nutrition. For this reason, they were also called the poor man’s flesh.
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Autumn, time for mushrooms in Italy. From the Alps to the Apennines, Italy is full of growth stations, areas dedicated to the growth of mushrooms. The porcino continues to be the most coveted product, but there are many endemic species that are equally tasty.
The world of mushrooms is a bit magical: because it is a product that hides in the woods, which belongs neither to the animal nor to the vegetable world, but rich in nourishing elements thanks to their vegetable proteins, but also to components such as chitin which we also find in insects and molluscs.
Highly sought-after gastronomic products, their history did not have a brilliant start. Theophrastus, “father” of botany, was the first to define mushrooms as “imperfect plants, devoid of roots, leaves, flowers and fruits”. For centuries they have been linked to disease and ill health due to their cold and wet temper. Fortunately, however, there are many more lovers of the product that is transformed into hundreds of recipes
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Saffron and Mushrooms Gnocchi Recipe
This saffron and mushrooms gnocchi recipe is delicious and very quick to make. Gnocchi are an ancient food invented in Veneto initially prepared with various types of flours (wheat, rice) or even with dry bread or breadcrumb, sometimes vegetables of various types were...
North of Italy Mushrooms
Italy is a land of mushrooms. A lot of North of Italy mushrooms come from the Alps to the Apennines, where mushroom hunters who, armed with baskets and badges for the authorization of the collection, set out in the woods. The porcino continues to be the most coveted...
How to cook dried mushroom
Dried mushrooms are a great pantry solution to create amazing and tasty recipes but how to cook the dried mushroom?.In Italy, the most famous are the porcini Italian mushrooms that grow naturally in the Italian mountains, the Alps and the Apennines, and which are...
Porcini Mushrooms Risotto
Porcini Mushrooms Risotto presses all the right buttons, with intense porcini mushrooms and plump arborio rice. Risotto is a north Italian rice dish cooked in a broth to a creamy consistency. The broth can be derived from meat, fish, or vegetable. Many types of...