Behind the Scenes at Mushrooms Canada: London Wine & Food Show
Well, if you follow Mushrooms Canada on Twitter, then you would know that I just spent the past three days down in London, Ontario, cooking fresh Ontario crimini mushrooms at the London Wine & Food Show!
To kick off the my weekend in London, I was invited by the lovely crew at Rogers TV London to cook two of my favourite recipes on their live TV show “Daytime.”
Then it was off to the show!
Wine & Food shows are always fun. You get to try lots of different types of food, mingle & meet people, and of course get introduced to new wines and beers…
Working at a show is a bit different… You get to try the food that gets brought to your booth by other exhibitors, you get to meet & mingle with people who come to your booth to try a sample, and of course, you get introduced to new wines and beers by listening to people comment “you should try this wine!”
Slightly different, but none-the-less, still fun!
On Sunday, fresh mushrooms took over the Food Network Cooking stage! I prepared my favourite recipe, Sweet & Spicy Stir-Fried Mushrooms…
Following our presentation was none-other than Chef Corbin Tomaszeski. He made a mouthwatering nut-crusted lamb served over a portabella, shiitake, and oyster mushroom duxelle… Yum!
I also had some great help over the course of the weekend. My two sisters, Amanda and Nikki, and mushroom farmers, Murray and Chantelle Good.