There's a Fungus Among Us
FEELING MELLO AT THE MERCATO
If you don't believe mushrooms are magic, you should see how fast the chanterelles from Mello Ag dissappear at the Mercato on Saturday. These golden orange delicacies are available sporadically throughout the winter and spring, gathered by the Mello family from secret wooded locales in San Luis Obispo county. If you've never had chanterelles before, or if you just want to enjoy them in their purest form, keep the recipe simple: sautee a big handful of sliced chanterelles in fresh butter from Springhill Farms and toss with handmade imported Italian pasta from Italianissimo. It's a perfectly and beautifully flavored dish on it's own and it also makes a great side to roast chicken from DaLe Ranch, Descanso Valley or Sonrise.