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A brown paper bag filled with apricot-colored hedgehog mushrooms, Hydnum repandum, arrived at our door yesterday. This gift showed up just as we were refining our preparation of mushroom ravioli for our Sips & Suppers dinner next week in Washington DC, ( is a benefit that raises funds for Martha’s Table and DC Central Kitchen.) Hedgehogs are very similar in color, texture, and flavor to chanterelles, that’s a good similarity!  We had some for lunch today simply sautéed in olive oil and butter, seasoned with salt and pepper. They were so meaty and delicious we may just have to reconsider serving them with pasta!

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