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meet me at the mushroom festival

Philadelphia celebrates funchose with a festival that showcases portabello tempura, vanilla mushroom cream, and a fried mushroom eating contest.

Philadelphia celebrates funchose with a festival that showcases portabello tempura, vanilla mushroom cream, and a fried mushroom eating contest.

“We’re gearing up for another great Mushroom Festival,” says excited chef Brett Hulbert. He and his wife Sandra plan to cook more than 1,000 pounds (453 kilograms) of mushrooms in two days. , The chef, who founded the mushroom-focused restaurant Portobellos in 2011, is talking about the 37th edition of the ongoing celebration at Kennett Square in Philadelphia: The Capital of the World Mushrooms. The festival has been celebrated here every September for over 30 years on the weekend after Labor Day.

Mushroom ice cream, anyone?

The mighty mushroom is being celebrated not only as a flavoring ingredient but also with music, rides and entertainment. Culinary activities range from mushroom soup tasting sessions to experiments such as mushroom ice cream. The small town’s main street is filled with unique shops, galleries, and gourmet restaurants serving a host of interesting preparations.

    Brett Hubert and Sandra of Kennett Square's Portabellos

Brett Hubert and Sandra of Kennett Square’s Portabellos

From soups to hummus, a mushroom-focused menu will be offered for diners inside their house. Portabello cheesesteaks and portabello tempura will be served as a street fair for the festival crowd. For Brett, he’s offering his signature soup, made with Stinson Farms’ roasted and pureed white mushrooms, seasoned with thyme, roasted garlic, shallot, and Madeira wine. “I like to keep the flavors subtle to show off freshness. The secret to our soup is in the freshness of the mushrooms, which are harvested the day we make the soup,” he says.

His favorite entree is the fettuccini made with sautéed oyster mushrooms, shallots, white wine and sage in Porcini Mushroom Cream. This is the dish that he recommends visitors to try with soup. Visitors also line up at La Michoacana for Mushroom Creamsicles, which are “vanilla-based with slices of mushrooms,” says Noelia Sharon of the Mexican chain, which is popular for its range of ice cream.

Mushroom Creamsicles

Mushroom Creamsicles

Grow Kits and Books

In Kennett Square, stores such as The Mushroom Cap, dedicated to fungi, celebrate with T-shirts, mugs, postcards, greeting cards, magnets, hats, towels, aprons, puzzles, ornaments and Christmas ornaments. Their gourmet food includes pickled mushrooms, truffles, shiitake, lion’s mane, and even mushroom and oyster grow kits.

“My father-in-law started growing white mushrooms in 1946. Our farm is now rented to a grower who produces white, portobellos and crimini mushrooms,” says Kathy Lafferty of The Mushroom Cap, which she opened in 2004 He said that they should also have a variety of dried and fresh local forest mushrooms in season.

Some of the mushrooms available upon request include baby bella (crimini), locally grown shiitake, oysters, maitake, and portobella in addition to royal trumpet, beech and pom pom. At the outlet, aficionados can watch videos of how the mushrooms are harvested and pick up a cookbook.

A Museum for Mushrooms

In April 2011, The Woodlands at Phillips (the retail store for Phillips Mushroom Farms) opened with the goal of delivering fresh, dried, porous, and specialty mushrooms to the customer market, as well as a range of mushroom memorabilia such as towels, books, and more. Opened with wide range. , even more.

Quaker, first farmer

Chester County, a charming small town in the Kennett Square area, produces more than 64% of America’s mushroom crop. Quakers, who settled in Pennsylvania in the late 1600s, were prolific gardeners, and began looking for other crops to grow in hothouse beds and found mushrooms viable. They were the first to introduce mushroom cultivation, and Latin immigrants contributed as agricultural labour. Italian immigrants brought in culinary expertise and used the fungus as an ingredient.

The charming outlet is the original 1828 family farm house acquired by the Phillips family in 1890. Now restored, it houses a museum where visitors can learn about the mushroom growing process, health benefits, medicinal uses, and dietary benefits.

Highlights include their deliciously famous Breaded Mushrooms, a Mushroom Growers’ Tent Experience, (an indoor fruiting chamber that maintains ideal fruiting conditions for the mushrooms), and competitions such as The Fried Mushroom Eating Contest.

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