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poplar (or chestnut) mushrooms

Cyclocybe aegerita or agrocybe aegerita, a mushroom with a tan or brown top and slender cream-coloured stalk that grows out of the stumps of poplars (pioppi) or chestnut trees a

They are widely cultivated in Italy (the Roman writer Pliny mentioned it). They are often dried, and are popular in a pasta sauce.

Also known as piopparelli.

Mushrooms & Truffles

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