We are what you might call fungophiles here at Chez Jules, so we are very excited for the start of mushroom season. September to November or up until the first frosts, mushrooms in the UK are ripe for the picking, and thanks to the unusually wet summer, this year in particular will be exceptional.
France’s fields and forests, like the UK’s have a wide variety of edible mushrooms and picking them is quite an occasion in some parts of the country. The wild mushroom season opens with the appearance of the first cepes in August and continues with girolles and trompettes de la mort. That famous queen of mushrooms – the black truffle tops off the season in late Autumn. We can’t wait!
To experience some of France’s best ‘champignons’ why not try ‘sautéed wild mushrooms, courgettes and red peppers in a brandy and paprika cream sauce, with a timbale of wild rice’ or ‘roast chicken breast with a white wine and cèpe mushroom sauce’ both available this autumn at Chez Jules.