Wednesday, March 04, 2009

fungus among us


Every once in a while, I come across a recipe so absolutely perfect for my family that it goes into regular rotation. The January edition of Martha had a recipe for leek, mushroom and chicken casserole that I tried and have determined is worthy of cheffing up at least once a month. I'm not including a photo, only because, well, it's kind of ugly. This girl was brave enough to post the recipe and photos on her blog, but, like I said, it's not so photogenic.

Now I know that there are those of you out there that do not like mushrooms. To you I say, I am sorry for your affliction. It's a little like being allergic to shell fish. No lobster? Quelle est la vie ?


But I digress. Back to the recipe. I didn't have any leeks so I substituted shallots. I was also plumb out of sherry so I used white wine. I think you could tweak this recipe here and there to suit your tastes and it would be great. Don't, however, leave out the mushrooms.


Did you know that people pay thousands (and by thousands, I mean hundreds of thousands, $330,000 to be exact) for fungi? A giant truffle was auctioned off in late 2007. A Macau casino owner, Stanley Ho, made the record-breaking bid for the white truffle, which weighed 3.3lbs.
You can still enter to win the Go Girl. I'll pick a winner on Friday.

8 comments:

Laura said...

mmmmmmmmmmmmm

DomestiKatie. said...

i don't know if you already are aware of this amazing site, but i am recently crazyobsessed with literally every item here:
http://www.reformschoolrules.com.

i am so blind with jealousy at anyone who lives near enough to LA to take their "home ec" classes.

this site just strikes me as something you'd adore, so i thought i would share.

tollestrupfamily said...

that is a teaser post - can I get the recipe?

emily said...

My husband can't bear mushrooms so I've all but dropped them from my repertoire...but just recently started adding them back in, and letting him pick them out. That's what 8 years of marriage will do to you!

LittleSpots said...

I work in a genetics lab and when we say there's fungus among us it's means we have contaminated cultures. Bad, bad news. Mushrooms are a much better version of fungus.

Jessica C. said...

That does sound so good... but my husband hates mushrooms. Maybe if I chop them up really, really fine.... ;o)

emfalconbridge said...

please invite me for dinner. all that happens in this kitchen is frozen pizza and cheese toasties.

april said...

katie- I do love that site! So much fun. Also, Rach, the recipe is posted on the girls blog who also posted photos. Click the link.