Mushroom, Truffle and Oktoberfest : Seasonal Delicacy and Fine Beers

Market Watch ~
A Bumper Crop of Matsutakes

"Much of the mystique around matsutakes derives from their aroma, suggestive of the forests in which they grow"

Aromatic matsutakes, a seasonal delicacy prized by the Japanese, rank among the elite of true wild mushrooms — along with porcini...
Read more: Market Watch: A bumper crop of matsutakes;

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High-Quality Fungus
Gourmets in Italy and beyond are licking their lips in anticipation of a bumper crop this year of the most prized culinary delicacy of all, the white truffle...
Read more: Truffle hunters set to sniff out bumper crop;

Fungi's Season
With the cooler weather and rain of the past few weeks, mushrooms — like oysters, puffballs and reishi — have been popping up throughout the five boroughs...
Read more: Urban Forager | Fungus on the Lawn? Let’s Eat!;

Halloween party or harvest feast?
You decide. Celebrate the flavors and colors of fall with this spectacular seasonal menu. Since Fright Night falls...

Read more: Wickedly Delicious!;

Fall Flavors
~ Oktoberfest - The first festival in 1810 was thrown to commemorate the marriage of German Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese...
Read more: 3 Oktoberfest Party Menus and Beer Pairings;

~ Puzzling and fascinating, delicious and occasionally deadly, the mushroom brings life out of decay. How will you mark the season?...
read more: Consider mushrooms;

~ It's the headiest and most blood-soaked of spices. How do you use nutmeg and mace?...
Read more: Consider nutmeg;

Did You Know?
~ The Pharaohs thought they were food from heaven; the Romans spread them throughout their Empire and...
Read more: Mushrooms;

~ This month, you'll find the humble mushroom all dressed up in pink containers at your local supermarket, in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month...
Read more: Mushrooms: The New Superfood;

~ Mushrooms are a type of funghi. There are many different varieties, including those that can be picked in the wild, as well as cultivated...
Read more: Mushroom : Recipes and helpful tips;

Purity in the Plate
Chef Alain Ducasse on finding a simpler menu among the familiar sumptuous surroundings of his restaurants. Definitively going-back to essentials...

Read more: Time for new 'gold standard', says star French chef Ducasse;

Comfort Cooking
~ Not an ordinary pot pie - Puff pastry crust that came out high, golden and flaky. Wild mushrooms, carrots and potatoes in a deeply flavored mushroom stock...
Read more: The Temporary Vegetarian: Vegetable and Mushroom Pot Pie;

~ In a mellow mood: Skye Gyngell cooks with pumpkin and beetroot;

~ Roasted Salmon with Oyster Mushrooms in Red Wine Recipe;

From the Blogosphere
~ A Roundup of Mushrooms;
~ Finding Fall Mushrooms;
~ Chantrelle Mushrooms and Kale Pizza;
~ Recipe: Sun-Dried Tomato and Lobster Mushroom Risotto;

Asparagus and Cherry Tomatoes TarteletteImage by ockstyle via Flickr

Appetibilis - Appetizing Posts of the Day

~ Fluffy Gluten-Free Pancakes; Celiac Teen
~ Sweet corn risottoGluten-Free Girl and the Chef
~ Vegan Antipasti Recipe; Food Network
~ Cucumber soup; Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef
~ Chicken with Curried Tomato Almond Sauce - A Daring Cooks Challenge; Acquired Taste...

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Looking for recipes, etc? Check also:
~ The Recipes Hunter collection...
~ The Andante Con Gusto Daily on Twitter

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