Happy Monday mushroom lovers! I am happy to say that we officially survived another London Food and Wine Show. London ate us out of 175lbs of crimini mushrooms! Yes, 175lbs. That's a lot of mushrooms!
Like at all shows, we had the opportunity to mingle with some great food exhibitors, including Catering By James Meadows, The Dairy Farmers of Ontario, and Twin Pines Winery - who were all handing out delicious samples. Ted Reader, from Ted's World Famous BBQ, also graced the Cooking Stage, whipping up a delicious bacon wrapped chicken breast and juicy portabella mushrooms.
Saturday night I had the opportunity to demonstrate an easy Mushroom Pate on the OCO Cooking Stage.
Following that, I challenged the student chef's from Fanshawe Colleges' Hospitality program to Make it With Mushrooms. They gathered ingredients from several other exhibitors at the show and whipped up two very different recipes, both featuring mushrooms. Needless to say, I was impressed!
I would like to thank everyone who came out and tried a sample, asked a question, and filled out a ballot for our T-Fal pan draw!
I also want to thank my amazing staff, Shannon and Amanda.
See you all next year at the 2012 show!