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Celebrate National Mushroom Month the Southern Way

September 25, 2021

We’ve arrived at our last stop on our National Mushroom Month tour. Welcome to the South, where hospitality, country and blues music, and home cooking reign.

The deep-rooted culture and passion for tradition in the South has produced some of the most iconic food dishes that are enjoyed across the nation – cornbread, fried chicken, shrimp and grits, and gumbo, to name a few. Herbs and spices also play a vital role in southern food, giving it the rich and spicy flavors we all know and crave.

Looking to bring some southern-inspired flavors to your home kitchen? Consider cooking up some Chicken & Dumplings with Mushrooms. And if you’re looking to hit the road, be sure to add some of our favorite local, regional and national restaurants to your list.

📢 GIVEAWAY ALERT 📢

Interested in winning a regionally-inspired National Mushroom Month prize pack? Enter our weekly giveaway by September 30 for a chance to win the South Prize Pack!

At Home

Chicken & Dumplings with Mushrooms

Explore Mushrooms and the rich flavors of the South in this southern-inspired recipe from @cara_melized.

Chicken Fried (Mushroom) Steaks

Try these lightened up chicken fried “steaks” using meaty portabella mushrooms. They’re savory, satisfying and will do your gravy proud!

On The Road

Mushroom Shawarma | Cedar’s Café 

📍 Melbourne, FL

Located in Melbourne, Florida, Cedar’s Café is your go-to for Lebanese food when visiting the area. Chef and owner Toni Elkhouri is a big mushroom lover, as evident by the restaurant’s menu (which even includes a blended burger)! Discover the umami-rich flavor local mushrooms have to offer by ordering the Mushroom Shawarma.

Cedar's Café Mushroom Shawarma

Mushroom Stout Burger | Dave & Buster’s

📍 South

Looking for a good time and good food? Dave & Buster’s is your place! Before hitting the arcade, munch on the new Mushroom Stout Burger. This is a burger topped with sautéed crimini mushrooms, onions, truffle zest, Guinness soaked mozzarella, bacon jam, mayo, baby arugula and roasted tomatoes. With an ingredient list like that, it’s hard to beat.

Dave and Busters - Mushroom Stout Burger

‘Roasted Garlic Cream Tortelloni | Noodles & Co.

📍 National

It doesn’t get much better than pasta and mushrooms! With over 400 locations across the nation, there are plenty of opportunities to visit a Noodles & Company, including in the South. We recommend trying the Roasted Garlic Cream Tortelloni, a pasta dish that includes zucchini, mushrooms, spinach and cheese. Bon appétit 🍴

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