I am a massive fan of mushrooms and they are a staple in my kitchen. When I was approached to be one the official Mushroom Mania bloggers for 2013, saying yes was a no brainer.
What is Mushroom Mania I hear you ask. Each July the Australian Mushroom Growers ask a few bloggers from around Australia to seek out delicious mushroom dishes from local restaurants and cafes. This is in conjunction with a great competition they have running for the general public too, but more about that at the end of the post.
Why am I am fan of mushrooms? Mushrooms are one of nature’s pure and natural superfoods. They are high in flavour and low in kilojoules, that fact alone wins me over hands down. They contain Vitamins B, B12 and D, as well as antioxidants. The Power of Mushroom website will give you the complete rundown of why this superfood is super for you.
As mushies are something we eat at home regularly, I don’t necessarily order them when eating out. Well actually, as I think about it now, I do. Breakfasts and brunches are a must with a side of mushrooms. If I order a pizza, it always has mushrooms on it, always!. Eating at the local Chinese, there is always a stir fried vegetable dish ordered that is generous with mushrooms. I suppose I just don’t actively think about ordering them, they are ordered naturally.
It was quite interesting when I started to seek out places to eat that make mushrooms the king of the dish. When you have a good look, there are amazing mushroom dishes all over Sydney.