What are Porcini Mushrooms?
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Porcini mushrooms are wild mushrooms which are some of the finest edible funghi in the world.
A bit more info
Their shape resembles a champagne cork, with a fat stem and a broad cap. They are brownish in colour with white flesh (which stays white even when cooked).
What's with the name?
Officially called boletus edulis, porcini is their Italian name (or porcino in the singular). It translates literally as ‘little pigs’, a term used by the Ancient Romans. They are also known as ceps or cèpes in French, and penny buns in English.