Mushroom soup – vellutata di funghi, in Italian – is another treat you can grant yourself in this challenging but charming season. So warm and comforting, I appreciate it a lot for its rustic taste and for the easiness in the preparation. The outcome of this simple recipe is in fact a creamy, delicious soup with a very fragrant flavor.
When I lived in Italy, in October I sometimes went with some friends in the woods looking for mushrooms! This is a very loved activity in the mountain and countryside areas, but watch out! It is important to always go with somebody expert so to avoid picking the dangerous ones 🙂 I personally don’t understand much so I trusted the people I went with, usually more used to recognize the good from the bad ones…the only thing I know is that I love mushrooms! Whether you give me finferli, porcini, cardoncelli, I like all of them and I know how to use them for a big variety of recipes. I love to mix them too, or use them for side dishes together with other vegetables, like carrots, potatoes, peas and so on. I can surely say it is not just me, as this ingredients is very often used in Italian cooking in general, for soups, pasta and many side dishes. (more…)