Black Trumpet Mushrooms (Craterellus cornucopioides ) are one Canada’s most desired mushrooms for a very good reason. They have an extraordinary aroma and flavour and are very versatile in the kitchen. They reconstitute quickly and are often used in soups, sauces and stews, as they have a complex, rich and earthy flavour. Try in slow simmered dishes such as beef stew and lamb shank dishes or powdered and added to tomato sauces or chilli. However, they also serve as an excellent meat alternative in casseroles, pasta dishes and risottos. The complexity of flavour in black trumpets is reminiscent of chocolate, so much so that highly creative chocolatiers have started using it in truffles and deserts.