I'm much less creative/adventurous with food during the school year, when I'm busy, but it's finally summer (whoot). Even though LSATs still loom on the horizon, I'm already in full-on summer mode. So it's time to break in my NYC kitchen with some fun new recipes!
The only way that I've ever really eaten mushrooms was in my mom's (delicious) spaghetti and cheese dish or on pizza. I really enjoy the mushrooms in both of those dishes, but somehow I've just never really felt motivated to try mushrooms in anything else.
Once of the reasons for the recent increase in interest in mushrooms among epicurians is that some mushrooms have a hearty, meaty flavor. Since more people have become vegetarian recently, including some who actually enjoy the taste of meat, it makes sense that more people are turning to mushrooms to satisfy that savory craving.
A great example is this vegetarian "meatloaf" that gets a lot of its flavor from mushrooms.
The parmesan cheese in the recipe helps bring out the flavor of the mushrooms, much as cheese makes eggplant's flavor bolder in eggplant parmesan.
While I think that recipe sounds interesting, I'm leaning more towards this unique spin on pizza as my mushroom-tasting project.