Mad For Morels?

Are you mad for morels?  Have you ever considered setting the woods behind your house aflame in hopes of creating your own little morel heaven?  Do those little miracles inspire you to acts of culinary greatness?

If this sounds like you, then you must check out the Morel Mushroom Recipe Contest sponsored by Marx Foods.  Submit your favorite mushroom recipe — for any mushroom, not just morels — to the Marx Foods website by Friday, May 16th.

The chef behind the most delicious recipe will be awarded two pounds of fresh, wild morels.  No freeze-dried mushrooms here, folks; this is the real deal.  That’s $105 worth of savory, decadent, earthy fungi-based goodness for the mere submission of a recipe (…that is if you win, of course).

While you’re there, check out the wide assortment of exotic foodstuffs offered at Marx Foods, including but not limited to: truffles, fiddlehead ferns, ostrich, kangaroo, farmstead cheeses, geoducks and — my favorite — frog legs.  If you’re having trouble sourcing a specific exotic ingredient, chances are Marx carries it.

Of course, Gordon Ramsey may not agree with transporting your food in to you instead of purchasing locally-grown or farmed ingredients.  But, truthfully, there simply aren’t any decent packs of wild boar roaming around these parts…

Morel picture courtesy of Flickr user ~flutterby~.

4 thoughts on “Mad For Morels?”

  1. Houston is near Texas hill country, right? Well, that’s where the best (and perhaps the only truly wild) wild boar comes from in the US. I hope you submit a recipe into the contest…it just might save you from torching your backyard. Thanks for the great post!

  2. Damn, man. You totally called me out. The sad truth is that I simply can’t be arsed to hunt boars. Curse my crippling laziness!

  3. I think I’d call it wiseness, not laziness. You wouldn’t catch me trying to hunt a boar…I’ve heard they are ferocious. I’ll leave that to my younger huntin’ brother. Is wild boar fairly easy to get locally, or do they just ship it out of state?

  4. just to be clear, also…”Near” the Texas Hill Country is about 300 or so miles west and a good 4 hr trip from Houston. A little different than being able to pop down the local farmers market for fresh produce.

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