I feel super lucky to live in the Bay Area; there's such an abundance of incredible ingredients. The wide range of gourmet mushrooms available at my local market, The Milk Pail of Mountain View, makes me giddy.
The possibilities when presented with such fine ingredients are nearly endless. I could have prepared a simple, flavorful omelet, but I decided to go for a more delicate dish: vegetarian risotto.
To do so, I used whatever the Milk Pail carried on that particular day (I didn't select everything because the prices of some of the mushrooms gave me the chills). In the end, I included fresh morels, maitake mushrooms, Hegehogs and brown crimini mushrooms. I loved how this gastronomical adventure was able to please and feed my loved ones!