por·​ci·​ni | \ pȯr-ˈchē-(ˌ)nē How to pronounce porcini (audio) \
plural porcini also porcinis

Definition of porcini

: a large wild edible brownish boletus mushroom (Boletus edulis)

called also cèpe

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Though the dishes are constantly changing, expect items like porcini with egg yolk fudge in a wild mushroom broth, and bay scallop with celtuce, pine nuts, and little gem. Jenna Scatena, Condé Nast Traveler, "32 Best Restaurants in San Francisco," 1 Mar. 2018 Some dishes are just lovely: those sweet peas, those crudites, a foie gras terrine served with summer truffle and strawberries, some in strawberry gastrique, others with a porcini-cocoa butter shell. Devra First, BostonGlobe.com, "What’s on the menu at Falmouth’s Buffalo Jump? ‘Weird food that only weirdos like’," 11 July 2018 Seven pastas introduce a couple of unusual shapes, most enticingly long, ruffled ribbons of mafaldine ($18) with porcini, white miso Parmesan butter, truffle conserve and chives. Louisa Chu, chicagotribune.com, "New rooftop bar and dining destination etta releases opening date and menu," 6 July 2018 The deli also sold prepared take-home dishes such as ravioli and lasagna in a meat-and-porcini-mushroom sauce. Benjy Egel, sacbee, "Old town Elk Grove deli specializing in loaded hot dogs closes," 4 June 2018 The soup was made with black forest mushrooms, porcini, and domestic fungi steeped in chicken stock and finished with cream. Tom Long, BostonGlobe.com, "Pasquale’s passes Italian taste test," 13 Apr. 2018 Helpful hints: Any type of mushrooms can be used, such as button, oyster or porcini. Linda Gassenheimer, charlotteobserver, "Risotto for 2 without all the stirring? Yes, you can make it ‘mock’ | Charlotte Observer," 27 Mar. 2018 And risotto al funghi, with porcini, oyster and shimeji mushrooms, is hearty and dense with mushroom flavor. Kendall Hamersly, miamiherald, "Casa Tua opens a food hall at Brickell City Centre. It’s great but (spoiler!) not cheap," 24 Jan. 2018 Mushrooms like the chanterelle (above) are great when basted in butter, and morels and porcinis are awesome when mixed with spring vegetables in pasta. Alex Delany, Bon Appetit, "These Are the Types of Mushrooms You Need to Know About," 12 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of porcini

1954, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for porcini

Italian, plural of porcino, short for fungo porcino, literally, porcine mushroom

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