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Seasonal 'shrooms

COLD AND DAMP weather has put a damper on many outdoor pursuits, but the wild mushroom season is in full swing. Porcini, chanterelles and other wild fungi are in abundance at local markets and restaurants. Some of the best come from Burlingame-based purveyor King of Mushrooms. The following are Silicon Valley sources for the company's just-picked wild mushrooms.

Cosentino's Market: 2666 S. Bascom Ave., San Jose. 408.377.6661. Locations in Santa Clara and Silver Creek, too.

Draeger's Market: 342 First St., Los Altos. 650.948.4425.

Gene's Fine Foods: 18850 Cox Ave., Saratoga. 408.379.8300.

Lavanda Restaurant and Wine Bar: 185 University Ave., Palo Alto. 650.321.3514.

Paragon Restaurant: 211 S. First St., San Jose. 408.282.8888.

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From the November 17-23, 2004 issue of Metro, Silicon Valley's Weekly Newspaper.

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