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Spud Sunday: Souper Food

“I’ve never had a good mushroom soup,” said Kev.

Bejaysus but it was quite the statement with which to launch into a lunchtime conversation at work.

It turns out that most of the people around the table had rather definite opinions on mushroom soup. While I would not, myself, have gone as far as to say that I had never had a good mushroom soup, I’ve certainly had my fair share of bad ones. Brian volunteered that he had once had a good mushroom soup from a packet, Dave that he once had a good mushroom soup experience, but it was somewhere exotic like Thailand. From the point of view of those seeking mushroom soup nirvana, it all sounded pretty grim, frankly. Except for the bit about being in Thailand. It also had the distinct whiff of a challenge, one that would more than likely find me whipping mushrooms and spuds into some kind of soupy frenzy.

gorta soup for life

Cue the return of Gorta’s Soup For Life campaign – where, for one week starting this coming Friday, April 8th, a range of restaurateurs in Dublin and Cork will be donating €1 per bowl of soup sold to fund Gorta’s work in Africa. The making of some decent mushroom soup seemed an appropriate way to follow on from my last year’s soupy contribution to their campaign.

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Bringing Home The Shiitake

You: So, what’s for breakfast, then?
Me: Bacon & eggs.

You: Ooh, bacon & eggs, me favourite. Rashers ahoy!
Me: Erm… it’s not quite your usual bacon & eggs.

You: (suspiciously) Uh, how so?
Me: (sheepishly) Well, for a start, there’s no bacon…

You: No bacon? Well feck that for a game of cowboys(*), I’m off for a breakfast roll

* for the uninitiated, this phrase translates roughly as ‘bugger it’

To be fair, you would be well within your rights to storm off, but perhaps you should have a looksee at what you’re missing first:

Frittata stack

Baconesque Eggs
a.k.a.
When The Shiitake Hit The Pan

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