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Mushrooms go Pink in October & a Bacon and Mushroom Focaccia Recipe

October 2, 2012

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to a dinner which was being held to officially  launch the Australian Mushroom Growers Association annual conference and also to mark the national launch of the mushroom industry’s “Mushrooms go Pink” campaign.  The dinner was held in the “Graduates Restaurant”, the restaurant run by South Australian TAFE [...]

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Cultured butter from South Australia’s Woodside Cheese Wrights

July 5, 2012

Whenever anyone asks me what were the high points of our recent trip to Europe I always answer with two simple words – the food.  We happily indulged ourselves whenever possible, knowing we would be walking it all off within days and I was pleased to note that I came home carrying no more extra [...]

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Good food & where it comes from – Adelaide Mushrooms

April 21, 2012

At the invitation of the local mushroom industry, the other day I took a drive up the road to glorious Monarto to check out the home of South Australian mushrooms.  Now, those of you who are familiar with Monarto will know that it is a generally unprepossessing part of the world.  Of course, it is [...]

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Christmas day food – a Middle Eastern mushroom superfood salad!

December 22, 2011

I’m sure that most of my readers will be putting together the final details for their Christmas dinner and, with the main features almost definitely decided upon (you have decided, haven’t you?), it is time to look at the side dishes.  We’ll be having salads in our house as the weather forecast is for a [...]

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Mushroom Mania at Vino Ristorante

July 29, 2011

As July draws to a close so does my quest for marvellous mushroom meals, but I knew I still had time to squeeze in one more fabulous fungal feed before Mushroom Mania month is over for this year. This week my travels took me to Unley Road and to a restaurant whose existence I was [...]

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Mushroom Mania – Dhaba at the Spice Kitchen

July 19, 2011

July marches on, and so does Mushroom Mania – with frightening speed, and quite suddenly I find myself in week three of my mushroom munching month.  Mushrooms have been a part of the human diet since man (although it was probably, actually women) began foraging in the forests and the early days of mushroom eating [...]

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