My sister and I recently won a “mushroom experience” courtesy of Australian Mushrooms and Prahran Market. We were fed, whisked off Parwan Valley Mushrooms to see their mushroom growing sheds and then fed again. You can read more about it by going here, but suffice to say, it was fascinating learning about how mushrooms are cultivated and grown for production with the whole process being much more sophisticated than I had realised.
Different sized mushrooms pushing through the casting soil that comes all the way from Holland.
Did you know that a mushroom is neither a fruit or a vegetable, rather it is the fruiting body of the mycelium and is actually comes from the third food kingdom, the mushroom kingdom.
Mushrooms also have lots of health benefits and a great nutritional profile as they contain;
- B vtiamins
- Vitamin D in light exposed mushrooms
- fibre and more.
After witnessing the fascinating process that goes into growing mushrooms, I am determined to use more of this precious ingredient in my cooking. So here are 9 great recipes to inspire more mushroom usage in the kitchen.
There they are, 9 beautiful mushroom recipes courtesy of some talented Australian bloggers.
Tell me, do you have a simple, tasty mushroom recipe? I would love to hear from you if you do. Tell me about it in the comments below.
Dani B is a food, travel and wellness blogger from Melbourne. She writes about “good food for a good life” with recipes, reviews, interviews and more. You can also find her on Facebook, Instagram or come and join her online cooking club.