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Old 12-13-2013, 06:03 PM   #11
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I picked up my jar of dried porcini mushrooms this morning at the Polish specialty store in town. I also checked at my local Sure Fine market and they had them in 2 ounce jars for about the same price. Can't wait to give this a try!
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Old 12-13-2013, 07:40 PM   #12
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Also, if there are any whole foods or trader joe stores near you, I guarantee they will have it.

Cremini look like the typical white mushroo, but they are brown.
Portobello mushrooms are large, about 3 -5 inches in diameter

Both, if carried by your food store, should be located near the white mushrooms.
Cremini mushrooms are called chestnut mushrooms in the UK
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Old 12-13-2013, 08:53 PM   #13
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Cremini mushrooms are called chestnut mushrooms in the UK
Cremini mushrooms are baby Portabellos that haven't grown up yet. They have a lot more flavor than white buttons.
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Old 12-13-2013, 10:19 PM   #14
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Cremini mushrooms are baby Portabellos that haven't grown up yet. They have a lot more flavor than white buttons.
And they are the same species as the white ones.

When the stores first started carrying them here on the Island of Montreal, they called them "cafe au lait mushrooms". They were only a little more expensive than the white ones, if at all. Now that they are calling them creminis, they are a fair bit more expensive.
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Old 12-14-2013, 03:18 AM   #15
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And they are the same species as the white ones.

When the stores first started carrying them here on the Island of Montreal, they called them "cafe au lait mushrooms". They were only a little more expensive than the white ones, if at all. Now that they are calling them creminis, they are a fair bit more expensive.
Same in my area.

I still find them to be a good value because they have so much more flavor than the basic white button mushrooms. Being uber cheap I always check the marked down vegetable rack at the grocery store, the worse the mushrooms look the better they taste and the cheaper ones always taste better to me than the more expensive ones!
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Old 12-14-2013, 08:02 AM   #16
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We order mostly fresh mushrooms and truffles from these folks.

Oregon Mushrooms

Their service is excellent and they do have dried mushrooms.

If you grind dried porcinis in a spice grinder and add it to the broth you are using, you will get the most intense mushroom flavor.
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Old 12-14-2013, 10:48 AM   #17
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Cremini mushrooms are baby Portabellos that haven't grown up yet. They have a lot more flavor than white buttons.
I didn't know that! Learn something new every day. So I guess the darker the color the more intense the flavor?
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My Grandparents made the same soup, but I remember going "mushroom picking" in the fall for Christmas time. If anyone knows what the mushrooms we might've picked were called, I'd greatly appreciate it so I can make it more "authentic" and pick the mushrooms with my children. Thank you!
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Old 09-10-2014, 10:31 PM   #19
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My Grandparents made the same soup, but I remember going "mushroom picking" in the fall for Christmas time. If anyone knows what the mushrooms we might've picked were called, I'd greatly appreciate it so I can make it more "authentic" and pick the mushrooms with my children. Thank you!

Oh dear. Please don't pick and cook any mushrooms unless you know for sure they're edible. Many are poisonous and can be deadly unless you know EXACTLY what they are. Please get a seasoned mushroom guide , preferably a person, first!
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Oh dear. Please don't pick and cook any mushrooms unless you know for sure they're edible. Many are poisonous and can be deadly unless you know EXACTLY what they are. Please get a seasoned mushroom guide , preferably a person, first!
Great advice Dawg!
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