Porcini Powder is pure, ground, dried porcini mushrooms. Porcinis are super-umami, firm mushrooms that grow all through the northern hemisphere and are used widely in many cuisines around the world, especially in Europe (“porcini” is the Italian name for them, and the most widely used in English).
The flavour of porcini powder is extremely earthy, savoury and slightly chocolatey. It gives amazing depth to soups and sauces, stews and roasts. It is also incredible as part of a steak or burger seasoning. Add it in small quantities to just about anything you’re cooking for a secret umami burst.