Champignons de Paris / Button mushrooms are called Paris Mushrooms, which is now a misnomer as the majority are now grown far away form Paris, nowadays in Anjou region. They first appeared in France in Versailles (Louis 14’s period) but started to have a huge production at the begining of 19 century. A Parisian Farmer called Chambry realized that Paris mushrooms grw better underground and from then production became massive and spread in Catacombs and abandoned carries (where blocks of stone for the construction of Paris were taken).
The French cook a lot champignons de Paris. You can try my mushroom soup here. Here I have 2 varieties of champignons de Paris to show you as in France we often find white ones but there are brown ones as well.
Tarte rustique / lit. rustic tarts are very convenient in my opinion and I love the way they look.
- If you make your own pie pastry, no need to roll it out perfectly and if you use ready-made, it’s so quich.
- You can have any kind of generous vegetable filling without needing to add a batter as for quiches which makes the galette healthier.