This species of the "horn of plenty" fungi is found west of the Rocky Mountains around predominantly hardwood trees. Foragers have described searching for black trumpets like "looking for black holes in the ground" because of their color blending into the forest floor.
Delicious in your pastas, soups, cream sauces, as a garnish, or as a side, black trumpets offer an earthy flavor and delicate texture that is both potent and versatile. Pro tip: Counteract this mushroom's slight bitterness by cooking it in fat before adding to your dish! To rehydrate, soak in water for about 20 minutes or until soft.
These mushrooms were harvested here in the USA in the 2020 season. Each package is marked with the state of origin (sorry, can’t tell you where the secret spots are!)
Dried with care to extend the shelf life and concentrate the flavor.
Two Ounces of dried mushrooms is equivalent to roughly 1 lb fresh mushrooms.
Be careful when trying new foods as some folks may have allergies they are not aware of. Its best to try small amounts of new foods and see how your body reacts before stuffing your face!