Marco Marinelli is quite a character... a good Italian-Australian boy, born in Adelaide to a family with long connections to Adelaide's Central Market. As such, he was taught to appreciate the best of gourmet and fresh foods from an early age.
Funnily enough, Adelaide's authority on mushrooms says he didn't like mushrooms as a child. Things have certainly changed over time! With an increasing range of reasonably priced standard and specialty mushrooms at his stall, The Mushroom Man has redefined the mushroom experience for the people of Adelaide.
There are fresh porcini grown in the Adelaide Hills, chanterelles, truffles, white and brown Swiss, buttons, flats, Asian gourmet (including black fungus, enoki, king brown, oyster, shimeji, shiitake, mousseron and pines.
Gourmet lines include truffle oils, vinaigrettes, and salt fusions (such as the wild mushroom and black garlic salt pictured below). One of the most interesting is the black garlic, an almost candied product with a sweet, smokey flavour.
Visit the Mushroom Man at Stall 68 at Adelaide Central Market.
Farmers and growers, artisan producers, and wonderful providores.