The slippery jack
The slippery jack is a wild mushroom of the Boletus family that deserves to be recognised!
Though similar to the porcini, it has a different appearance: it is often larger with a flatter cap and a less round shape than the porcini.
Less typical in terms of taste than the porcini, the slippery jack nevertheless reveals a certain wealth of flavour in its dehydrated state and offers up some fantastic benefits in cooking. It is also known in French by the rather poetic name of "Nonnette voilée" (Veiled nun) and the less attractive name of "Baveux" (Slime). Like its cousin the porcini, the slippery jack is mainly found in coniferous forests, primarily in the autumn.