It’s a cool, rainy day. We are in the wilderness, hiking through bushes and trees, noses down, eyes scanning the forest floor, hunting. In my pocket is a knife, a net bag and hopefully, my car keys. It’s not big game we are after, it’s morels.
A Mediterrannean melange of 'shrooms flavored with the familiar assortment of herbs and garlic, stored in olive oil in the fridge, ready at a moment's notice to enliven just about anything on a plate (except dessert).
Not quite a pickled mushroom, and more than a marinated mushroom, this is the Italian preservation technique called sott'olio, which results in an especially meaty preserved shroom -- especially if you use porcini or chanterelles.
Some mushrooms dry and store better than others. Some of the varieties that dried well for me were; Black Trumpets, Chanterelles, Chicken Of The Woods, Hedgehog, Porcini, Yellow Foot, and Oyster mushrooms.