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Old 07-06-2012, 06:28 PM   #1
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Help with Polish Mushrooms

I am planning a traditional polish meal and the recipe I am using calls for dried Polish mushrooms. Can anyone clarify for me the type of mushroom that is generally used by the Polish and if anyone can provide a good resource for purchasing this mushroom, I would be grateful!

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Old 07-06-2012, 06:40 PM   #2
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oh man, i wish i could think of a non-offensive polish joke right now.

or, i could go with: i've heard of a mushroom brush, but never mushroom polish...
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Old 07-06-2012, 06:51 PM   #3
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A quick internet search suggests dried Borowicki mushrooms. You can order them online. I would think any good domestic mushroom could be subbed, though it won't be authentic.

http://www.polishwildmushrooms.com/
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Old 07-06-2012, 11:00 PM   #4
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And another says they use chanterelles and boletus. Porcinis are a fairly available sort of boletus found in the U.S. and Europe and some variety of suillus. Chanterelles are very seasonal. The Borowik or Borowiki is a boletus, too.

But I think porcini is the one commonly cited in recipes, probably because it's available. You can get four ounces of dried porcini from Fungus AmongUs through Amazon for $16 shipped, if you can't find them elsewhere. I'm betting porcini was intended, since it's everywhere and highly thought of in the kitchen.
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Old 07-07-2012, 02:50 AM   #5
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I don't see where you live, so I'll just make a suggestion if dried mushrooms aren't an option for yourself. Since it calls for dry, it doesn't matter the season, and I've purchased both chantarelles and porcini, yes, even here in the pretty rural Midwest US, in grocery stores, packaged under the brand name Melissa. Dried mushrooms really pack flavor.
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Old 07-07-2012, 03:05 AM   #6
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Heather, I use dried Croatian Porcini for Polish recipes.
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oh man, i wish i could think of a non-offensive polish joke right now.

or, i could go with: i've heard of a mushroom brush, but never mushroom polish...
about 30 yrs ago after a divorce I decided to visit my fathers home land, my mum warned me that I should only eat white meat because the animal has not had time to absorbed the heavy metal pollutants of the time.My Dad smiled through the lecture and simply said "in the 17th century the catholic church ruled that beaver was a fish and could be eaten for lent"
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about 30 yrs ago after a divorce I decided to visit my fathers home land, my mum warned me that I should only eat white meat because the animal has not had time to absorbed the heavy metal pollutants of the time.My Dad smiled through the lecture and simply said "in the 17th century the catholic church ruled that beaver was a fish and could be eaten for lent"
I love it!
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Old 07-07-2012, 05:30 AM   #9
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Popinki

Honey mushrooms-
Popinki Mushrooms

Chanterelle mushrooms have a similar flavor.
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I use Turtle Wax to polish my mushrooms
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