Porcini mushrooms have a chewy texture and a strong nutty-woodsy, sweet, and meaty taste. These sliced mushrooms are a rich brown color with hints of yellow. The dried Porcini mushrooms flavors are actually enhanced when the mushrooms are dried in much the same way as sun-dried tomatoes flavors are. Porcinis like most wild mushrooms can be substituted into any recipe. The authentic flavor of these mushrooms is especially popular in Italian cooking where Porcinis are added to risotto, pasta, sauces, soups, casseroles, and stuffing.