Petite Morilles /très cher/

I saw these and nearly walked by without snapping a photo. These are French Morilles mushrooms, dried and sold at €80 per 100grams – a wow-wee price but in comparison to the Japanese Matsutake mushrooms, these are a walk in the woods.

Morilles mushrooms are made up of tightly inter woven hyphae (a Greek word) and may contain millions of asci (another Greek word), and grow above ground as opposed to truffles. You can find all kinds of Morilles grown in Mexico, China, Turkey and Canada and they