Forget the bottom of the sea or outer space—there’s enough to explore in our own supermarkets. Recently, three new types of mushrooms were discovered in a London grocery store. No, they weren’t growing in a dank corner—they were found in a package of purported dried porcini. The mycologists who found the new species scanned the fungi’s DNA and found no match in the mushroom database. Though these particular porcini-esque mushrooms have never before been documented, the experts assert that they’re safe to eat.
If you notice some unfamiliar characters in your next bag of dried porcini, consider using them to make one of these delicious recipes.