Recipe Wednesday – Westword

“Our produce guru at Marczyk’s, Roger Burleigh, has been carefully curating an intriguing mix of items from a great local purveyor called Hunt & Gather, and the candy cap mushrooms are our latest addition, not to mention my favorite new ingredient in our stores right now,” says Ariss.

And the name, she insists, is no joke: “These mushrooms, which are foraged in the Pacific Northwest and immediately dried to preserve and intensity their mildly earthy and candy-like flavor, are actually sweet,” she says, adding that the mushrooms “release a fragrance that’s so much like maple syrup.” In fact, claims Ariss, your kitchen will smell like pancakes for days. “It’s actually awesome, and if they weren’t so delicious, I might consider using them as potpourri.”

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