Jamie Oliver enthuses about the combination of mushrooms and fresh thyme, while the memory of Nigella Lawson’s Linguine with Lemon, Garlic and Thyme lives long on the tastebuds, and even Gordon Ramsay admits to being partial to a nice T-bone with Wilted Spinach and Mushroom Sauce. Mushrooms are really adaptable to other ingredient and so many work a treat with the little white caps: garlic, ginger, chilli, tarragon, oregano… that is not to minimise a simple sauté with salt, pepper and butter! But how about mushrooms as seasoning? Laura Friendly’s Mushroom Seasoning Salt is a stunning way to inject some fungi flavour into meats, roast veggies, you name it. Recipe: