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Joined: 18 Apr 2010, 22:12
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I have a recipe that requires dried porcini mushrooms. I have tried various other dried mushrooms but they are just not the same. Any ideas where I can buy them from?
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21 Dec 2012, 21:25
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I got stuck trying to find them - I'm using fresh chestnut mushrooms instead.

You've just reminded me that I've forgotten to buy some pine nuts though.

Llidl sell jars of mixed oriental mushrooms in oil which have porcini mushrooms in them if all else fails.

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21 Dec 2012, 21:47
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Collect them yourself and freeze/dry them. As its something I prefer as a seasonal foodstuff, preferably picked in the woods across the field at the back, I haven't specifically looked for them in the shops, but I'm fairly sure I've seen them in Leclerc or SuperU - cèpes, somewhere to the side of the regular veg (in the vicinity of dessicated coconut, I think).

21 Dec 2012, 22:33
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Grand Fraise in Brive normally have them , perhaps your local one does.

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Porcini mushrooms (Boletus edulis) are called Cèpes in France and dried ones are everywhere. Currently on offer, with other types, in Lidl. They are also available frozen in the likes of Carrefour etc.

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Great info - thanks! Didn't realise they are the same as cepes :D

22 Dec 2012, 21:04
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