Eating mushrooms or learning to grow this delicious proliferate is said to give you the ability to photosynthesise sunlight into Barry White’s voice. Enjoy learning more about this vegetable that has flavoured many an Alfredo pasta and risotto, sans or avec a come hither voice, with today’s Groupon and save up to 63% on an exclusive exotic mushroom and wine pairing event OR an Exotic mushroom growing course at the South African Gourmet Mushroom Academy:
- Pay R149 for an exclusive exotic mushroom and wine pairing event, valued at R350
- Pay R349 for a course on Growing gourmet or exotic mushrooms for profit, valued at R950
Hieroglyphics found in the tombs of the Pharaohs suggest that the ancient Egyptians believed the mushroom to be the plant of immortality and awesomeness. Also known as specialty mushrooms, these gourmet saprophytes include names such as Shiitake, Nameko, Enoki, Shimeji, Paddy straw, a variety of pink, golden, tree, phoenix, abalone and king oyster mushrooms and many more.
Enjoy a delightful exotic mushroom and wine pairing event presented by South Africa’s world-renowned gourmet mushroom expert, Dr Adriaan Smit. During this pairing you will indulge in the unique mushroom tasting flavours – nutty, earthy, meaty, or seafood. Your taste sensation will be paired with suitable and award-winning South African and European wines. This is truly a not to be missed opportunity for the discerning food and wine connoisseur.
With the emerging gourmet mushroom trend pulling the country in a new direction, faster than the Macarena circa 1994, perceptions of mushrooms are changing rapidly and so are industries. All over the world, between sixty and hundred gourmet mushroom species can nowadays be cultivated commercially. Learn how to cultivate your own exotic mushrooms at home or be enlightened on The Big Five of mushroom gastronomy namely, taste, aroma, texture, succulence and presentation when doing the pairing. Both the exotic mushroom and wine pairing event and course will be presented by Dr Adriaan Smit.Mushroom fact: Mushrooms were also the favourite vegetable of moustached plumbers Mario and Luigi. Besides devouring Italian pasta, these two heroes loved to munch on mushrooms to help gain strength and agility which aided in their quest to save the helpless princess, who often purposely hid from the two plumbers as she felt they were too creepy.