Sunday, June 28, 2009

Morel Conundrum

Esoteric, musty, and funny looking -- morel mushrooms are the Williamsburg hipsters of the fungal community:

A spring time treat, these spongy specimens are only available from late March through late May. They have a unique flavor that is particularized by a crisp earthy bite and subtle nuttiness that is somewhat reminiscent of chestnut.  Their curious nooks and crannies lend well to a light cream sauce and their hollow bodies just beg to be stuffed.

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