Did you know that there are thousands of species of mushrooms? And that there are mushrooms which are parasitic, that means that they grow inside a live fly, slowly 'eat' it and then mushrooms grow out of the fly! And even more interesting, a mushroom which has the texture and taste of chicken! Well, some of us didn't know this either but after a visit to our mushroom supplier Funghi Funghi in Meer (Belgium) we know a lot more about these special fungi. Curious about the inspiration about mushrooms that we have gained? You can read more about it in this article!
The mission of Funghi Funghi
Funghi Funghi is one of our suppliers of different types of mushrooms. Their mission is to make the world familiar with all mushrooms and the possibilities that exist with these edible fungi. They try to achieve this with their large assortment of as many as 70 species of mushrooms, all with unique flavours. In addition, they develop special recipes to show the possibilities. We were allowed to try some of these recipes!
Keep trying and tasting
Upon arrival in Meer we were welcomed by Leon van Basten (chef) and by Gerard Boersma (Co-founder). Leon gave us an interesting presentation about the wonderful world that takes place underground. After this presentation we were given a tour by Gerard. He showed us the storage, packaging and drying areas.
Then we all picked a kind of mushroom. Leon prepared these mushrooms plain so we could taste the pure flavor of the different mushrooms. Then, together with the chef, we made 3 dishes in which mushrooms were the star. A unique experience in which the versatility of mushrooms were surprising! There is still a lot to gain in terms of knowledge about these beautiful products.
Inspiration is key