No, not that kind. We are not doing hallucinogenic food on the blog this month. We shall save that for another month.
OK, no we won’t do that, either.
So, it’s Autumn in Melbourne, which means that there are mushrooms at the market – Swiss Brown mushrooms, Portobello mushrooms, little white button mushrooms, and more exotic fare like delicate oyster mushrooms, shitaake mushroms, and gorgeous, autumn-leaf-coloured pine mushrooms (my new favourite).
Delicious. And while mushrooms are not really meat for vegetarians (despite certain advertisements suggesting the contrary), they certainly are a popular ingredient in vegetarian recipes. They may not be meaty, but they have a big, assertive flavour, and can fit into a variety of cuisines.
Just don’t make them slimy. How do people do that, anyway? I mean, seriously, the number of times perfectly good cafés have fed me slimy mushrooms of evil is countless, and yet I have never had this happen to me when I am cooking at home. It’s a mystery. But I digress….
The May 2014 theme is Mushrooms
For this challenge, you may use any kind of fungus that appeals to you, though I would advise against the poisonous kind. So fresh mushrooms are in, dried mushrooms are in, truffles are definitely in, cream of mushroom soup from a packet… probably isn’t in, because I’m not sure they actually put mushrooms in that. But you get the picture.
I’m hoping to see mushrooms that are stuffed, mushrooms that have become burgers, mushrooms in stews, mushrooms in pies, mushrooms in casseroles, mushroom crumbles, mushrooms in ice-cream (maybe not), mushroom, mushroom (badger badger badger – oh, shoosh!).
I will also accept recipes that result in something that looks like a mushroom or toadstool. Why not?
Challenge rules can be found at the main challenge page! Don’t forget to add your post to the linky below once you’ve done all the lovely adding of icons and linking back to this page, so that you can get the code for your own blog hop.
I look forward to your fantastical and fabulous fungal feasts!