The Day of the Mushroom
About the Day of the Mushroom
When is the Day of the Mushroom? This holiday is always observed on April 16
Let’s Celebrate! Today is the Day of the Mushroom, or simply Mushroom Day. This is a special day to enjoy and appreciate the culinary value of ‘Shrooms. On this April 16 holiday, enjoy this culinary treat at every meal. If you think it’s not for breakfast, think of egg omelets with mushrooms.
Mushrooms first entered the culinary scene in the 19th century, when French chefs first began using them. Since then, the popularity of mushrooms has bloomed around the world.
Shrooms are classified as a fungus. They grow in a dark and damp areas. There are over 14,000 varieties. No matter how much you love them, don’t go out into the woods to harvest mushrooms yourself. You have to know your mushrooms, as many varieties are from mildly to highly poisonous.
One thing we know for certain, recipes abound for Shroom lovers. Find a mushroom recipe, and have a very happy Day of the Mushroom!
Did You Know? There are over 14,000 species of mushrooms. It is important to note, that many are poisonous. So, don’t go out into the forest to pick them yourself.
How to Participate in the Day of the Mushroom
Here are some ways to participate in this tasty culinary holiday:
- Learn more about these fungi.
- Eat mushrooms today, raw or cooked.
- Homemade are always the best. Use them in a recipe, if you have time.
- Go out to lunch or dinner at a restaurant and order them from the menu.
- Experiment using them in different recipes.
“When you can’t make them see the light, make them feel the heat.” – – Ronald Reagan
History and Origin of the Day of the Mushroom
Our research did not find the creator or the origin of this day. While there is little written about this day, it is quite popular, especially on cooking and recipe websites.
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