We have fresh hedgehog mushrooms now. The hedgehog is in the Cantharellales family. Which includes chanterelles. Hydnum repandum is commonly known as the sweet tooth, wood hedgehog or hedgehog mushroom. This unusual mushrooms has spiney looking underside, which is why it is called the hedgehog mushrooms. This mushroom is firm, it is versatile and can be used in place of the chanterelle. Some consider it the culinary equivelant of the chanterelle with a sweet, nutty flavor and crunchy texture. It can be boiled, grilled, put in soups, over steaks, pretty much any way. It holds up really well. You can freeze this mushroom.
I highly recommend trying this mushroom, I am very impressed with it. The season starts in November and runs through January, sometimes into February.
Fresh Hedgehog Mushrooms
We have the pleasure of working with Oregon Truffles, they are an incredible truffle at a very reasonable cost, especially when comparing the price to the European truffles. They both have a fabulous aroma.
Oregon Truffles have a different flavor than the imported ones, at a truffle tasting, it was said for the price, Oregon Truffles are worth it. The do not taste like the imported ones, but have an excellent aroma and flavor when used at their peak. The price is much more reasonable, the shelf life is about one week. Use when the aroma is apparent.
The flavoring agent is volatile and fat-soluble, so long cooking simply results in your kitchen smelling very good, but most of the flavor is lost.
The season for White and Black Oregon Truffles is late November through January. This is contingent on Mother Nature of coarse.
The price is reasonable, so if you want to try them out, you can purchase an ounce to try them.
To read more on these, read this article
Fresh White Oregon Truffles
Fresh Black Oregon Truffles