Porcinis excel in their dried form because they have a uniquely pungent and wonderfully concentrated flavor, thus being economical for cooking and delicious for use in soups, sauces, stuffings and stews. Dried porcini can be substituted for any mushroom in any recipe. Typically a smaller amount of dried porcini may be used in recipes than other mushrooms due to its intense flavor. Some mushroom enthusiasts keep their dried porcinis on a string, using a little at a time for the soup pot and when all are gone, have then cooked the string. Though the flavor is naturally not so strong, it definitely carries the distinctive Bolete taste.