Chanterelle Mushrooms (Cantharellus cibarius)
This mushroom is also known as girolle or Pfifferling. While many "wild" mushrooms are now found to be cultivated, chanterelles defy cultivation. They will be expensive when you come across them because they are hand-picked by the experts in the wild. Chanterelles mushrooms are easily recognized by their delicate orange or apricot color with the trumpet shape. Black trumpets (Craterellus fallax) are a similar, related variety of mushrooms. The texture of chanterelles should be firm yet spongy and the flavor mild and just a bit woodsy. Some of them have a subtle apricot nuance. They are especially delicious with cream sauces, chicken and pasta.
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