Magic Curried Mushrooms

Since I have just learned from lovely Carol of that September is a Mushroom Month, I am repeating one of my favorite recipes. Thank you, dear Carol for keeping me on track!


Why did people in Ancient Egypt call mushrooms “the plant of immortality”? Did they truly believe that eating mushrooms would make them immune to human frailties, deceases, and ultimately, departing this world? Not really. They never had a chance to see for themselves because the pharaohs loved mushrooms so much that they declared it royal food, not to be consumed, or even touched, by anyone but the royal family. Well, the royal cooks had a hand in it, too, I imagine. Thus the pharaohs, who were considered “living gods,” were assured of an ample supply of mushrooms, and the concept of exclusivity was born (based on


In time, belief in the mystical properties of mushrooms grew – well, like mushrooms! – to the extent that palaces and temples were adorned by mushroom-shaped columns covered by hieroglyphics extolling superior abilities and inhuman strength of mushroom-eaters. There is a theory that some…

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  1. Good to see that Louis’s mushrooms spawned a whole branch of French culinary art

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    1. Thank you very much, Derrick.

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting!


  2. Lulu: “Our Dada says mushrooms are really fun—”
    Chaplin: “If you say ‘guys’ I am gonna whap you.”
    Lulu: “—guys.”
    Chaplin: *WHAP*

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    1. Poor Lulu girl! Chaplin, behave!
      We never whap each other. Curse and scream sometimes – yes.
      The Cat Gang


  3. That’s fascinating about the Egyptian pharaohs. This recipe sounds good enough that i might even enjoy the mushrooms (there are only a couple of ways that i like them, most of the time we are not on speaking terms).

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    1. Maybe this recipe will help you become friends, dear Mimi! Thank you for stopping by and leaving a lovely comment.


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