At the Mercato Centrale, or Central Markets in Florence, Italy, dried Porcini mushrooms (Boletus edulis), are quite an expensive delicacy at 10 euros for 100 grams. Dried mushrooms are more convenient than fresh because they can be stored for a longer time and along with garlic, dried chili peppers, sun-dried tomatoes and olive-oil, they should be on the kitchen shelf to be ready for that gourmet meal.
The dried Porcini mushrooms have a texture which is fairly chewy with a unique taste and can be added into any type of recipe one likes. Some of the Italian meals where you will find Porcini mushrooms is as a flavouring for risotto, pasta, various sauces and soups, as well as casseroles.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, aperture of f/4.0, exposure time of 1/60 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 67mm.
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