A touch of arctic in the air and my thoughts turn to food! Creamy, warm food. Preferably choc-full of mushrooms – and no, I’m not a vegetarian. I just love mushrooms! I love the silky hand-feel of mushrooms when trimming and prepping them. And then there’s the taste… earthy and fresh when raw, squeaking slightly against your teeth; and luscious repositories of all added flavours when cooked. There’s just so much to laud about the humble mushroom – and so much good health news associated with them. So let’s talk mushrooms here at Confessions of a fungi lover – you tell me about all your kitchen triumphs and clever ideas, and I’ll find you interesting gems (for instance, did you know the ancient Egyptians believed mushrooms grew by magic, because of the way they could appear overnight?) and all the latest news on these gorgeous little staples! Deal?