Mushroom season

Nothing curls my toes like a medley of wild mushrooms. Lobster mushrooms are hard to find, but I tracked some down last weekend. Oyster mushrooms are my favourite, pretty and delicate. Porcini, portobello and shitake make a gorgeous chorus. And a drizzle of truffle oil on any mushroom dish will kick it over the edge.

But, always, simple is better. The wild flavours mix perfectly with bread, pasta, risotto or simply on a bed of greens. September is the best month to indulge. I'd love to go foraging for them myself, but until then, I'll happily fill my shopping basket with these woodland treasures.

This mouth-watering image is from Twelve: A Tuscan Cookbook, which features many delicious mushroom recipes.
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