Porcini (Boletus Edulis) mushrooms are definitely the most desirable of the Boletes mushrooms for cooking and eating. Porcini is one of the finest mushrooms around and exceptionally delicious, strongly flavored with subtle undertones that can be almost addicting. Not only do they taste good but also they're good for you. This mushroom reportedly has a high protein content, which makes them a great meat substitute in vegetarian dishes. Porcinis like most wild mushrooms can be substituted into any recipe. The authentic flavor of these mushrooms is especially popular in Italian cooking where Porcini are added to risotto, pasta, sauces, soups, casseroles, and stuffing.