Behind the Scenes at Mushrooms Canada: London Wine & Food Show

Good Monday morning! How was everyone’s weekend? Good I hope… How was mine?

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.”

Since it was first thing in the morning I choose an easy Breakfast Mushroom Bagel, and then followed it up with a lunch idea – Warm Chicken and Mushroom Salad.

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

and of course the audience ATE. IT. UP!

We even gave away one of our stylish Mushrooms Canada apron’s to a lucky audience member…

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 duxelleYum!
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.

I want to thank all of you who came out, asked a question, entered our draw, and simply ate our mushrooms! We hope to see you Londoner’s next year!

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  • Mardi @eatlivetravelwrite January 18, 2011   Reply →

    That looks like so much fun! I was already out of town that weekend so couldn't make it but I will hopefully see you there next year!

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