Chanterelle Mushroom Soup
Chanterelles have a lovely mellow flavor and a beautiful light-orange color. If you can't get your hands on chanterelles, really any other wild mushroom or store-bought chestnut mushrooms will do. Serve with a dollop of creme fraiche or sour cream.
Chanterelles need careful cleaning due to their ruffled shape and gills. A special mushroom cleaning brush is worth the investment if you use a lot of mushrooms in your cooking; it makes the prep work that bit easier.