Hand-Foraged Mushrooms

Two of the most foodie-prized mushrooms in the world, picked wild at their flavor and aroma peaks.
created by

Ian Purkayastha

$26.00

Ian Purkayastha created by

Ian Purkayastha

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Wild-Caught

Morels and porcini are two of the most highly prized mushrooms in the world, and anyone who's tasted them knows why. The porcini, with its earthy aroma and woodsy flavor, has long been a key element of Italian cuisine, and to taste morels’ nutty, smoky flavor is to crave them forever more. (Don't say we didn't warn you.)

These morels are wild-harvested (it’s a hard-to-find mushroom that can't be cultivated) in Montana forests during their brief summer season. Porcini are best foraged wild like these, gathered in Oregon in autumn. Both types are hand-selected at their flavor and aroma peaks, then preserved by drying. Renowned mushroom expert Ian Purkayastha, who began foraging delicious fungi in his small Arkansas hometown at age 15, directs their harvest and handling. Hand-foraged in Montana and Oregon. Packaged in New York.

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Made in New York

Ian Purkayastha

created by

Ian Purkayastha

location

New York

“My dad had moved to America from India and become an entrepreneur… and mom is Texas tough. They agreed to my plan, which most parents would have shut down as a pipe dream.”

It all started on vacation with a plate of truffled ravioli. Ian Purkayastha returned home to his small Arkansas hometown and immediately began foraging mushrooms. He was 15. Between high school classes, Ian started selling truffles to local restaurants, and put college on hold to grow his business. Since then, his passion has taken him to the forests of Hungary, the Himalayan foothills, and the concrete jungle of Manhattan, where his bounty can be found on the menus of Michelin-starred restaurants. "My dad had moved to America from India and become an entrepreneur… and mom is Texas tough," he wrote in his memoir, Truffle Boy. "They agreed to my plan, which most parents would have shut down as a pipe dream."

Handmade Made in the USA
Measurements
Packaging: 6.5" H x 2.6" Dia; Contains 1 oz. of dried mushrooms
Care
Store in a cool, dry environment.

Soak in water in order to re-hydrate mushrooms.
Notes
Ingredients:
- porcini mushrooms
or
- black morel mushrooms
Item ID
46898

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