Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Chantrelle Mushrooms - Certificate of Authenticity

I know it's fairly late in the season, but I saw chantrelle mushrooms at Emisfero today and decided to try them (at 13 euros a kilo, not too cheap). I'm excited to try them in risotto, but what I find most interesting is the "certificate" that comes with the package. Certificate of authenticity? Maybe--at least I know now that the mushrooms came from Carano, about two hours away. But I think they are to ensure consumers that the mushrooms are safe for eating, especially after a spate of posioning in Trento a few months ago and now, poisonous Bulgarian mushrooms making it to Rome.

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