By Alastair Little
Autumn in Italy means funghi porcini. Here we use the dried porcini (ceps). They come in various grades from very expensive large slices to a virtual powder.
Cut the onions, carrots, celery, leeks and celeriac into 5 mm dice. Keep them separate. Quarter and dice the button mushrooms.
In a large pan heat 4 tbsp olive oil and add the celery, carrots, onion and leek and sweat for 5 minutes. Add the celeriac, button mushrooms and garlic and sweat for