My Evening With William Warfield and How Porcini Season Brought It All Back

William Warfield blowing out the birthday candles, January 22, 2001.

As I walked through the local specialty food market earlier today, I spotted the first fresh porcini mushrooms of the fall season. The aroma of the earthy fungi drew me back to the memorable events of January 22, 2001. The porcini played a supporting role in an arugula salad served at a special supper in our home. That evening, Gino and I hosted the American…