Cream of wild mushroom soup

Agnès Sorel’s scandalous tastes

Cream of wild mushroom soup

Autumn in Paris means one thing to gourmands all over the city: wild mushrooms! Varied, earthy, and delicious, wild mushrooms are nature’s gift to those courageous enough to hunt for the delicacy in nearby Fontainebleau forest. But centuries ago, mushrooms were suspect at best. And at worst? They were downright scandalous.

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Tags : Paris , soup , mushrooms , wild mushrooms , Agnès Sorel , Auguste Escoffier , Middle Ages , Charles VII , cream of mushroom soup , Catherine de’ Medici


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