Had not seen your labels below the post, Sean. I thought I was very smart to google "poires" and find the German word. Not a bad exercise for an old mind! :)
Haha, Claude. 'Birnen, eh', is what I winkingly said to my Italians when I had noticed the tag. :)
Look tasty even if they aren't mushrooms :)
Well, and the pears were by far not as expensive as the porcini.