Chanterelle

Other names: Chanterelle (Yellow Chanterelle, Pfifferling)

Availability: July through December.

Source: Canada and the United States.

Handling Tips: 36°F, keep cold and dry. Do not wash, wipe clean

General Information: The chanterelle is considered to be one of the best wild mushrooms in the world. They are fluted, trumpet-shaped, wild mushrooms with a ruffled, wavy edge, egg yellow in colour and with a scent of apricots. They are commonly found under pine, beech or birch trees from July until the first frosts and thrive in wet summers. They are usually sautéed in butter with chopped onions. Very popular for its warm color, delicate flavor and fruity fragrance. Its flavor has been described as "peppery and rich." It has a fruity smell, reminiscent of apricots and a mildly peppery taste (hence its German name, Pfifferling) and is considered an excellent food mushroom.

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