It’s cold outside – it’s winter. That means it’s time for Winterfest. This is an annual event sponsored by the Jersey Shore Chefs association that raises money for the Foodbank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties. A very worthy cause.
The association has a website http://www.jerseyshorechefs.com/Winterfest.html and they post photos of the dishes for the upcoming Winterfest dinner. (They know that good photos will inspire people to come to Winterfest.) I volunteer to do the photography for them.
This year, Chef Phillip, one of the seven chefs preparing dishes for the dinner, made an exquisite mushroom dish. It looked beautiful. It inspired me to go out and buy mushrooms to photograph the following day. I went to the asian market where I found a plethora of mushroom varieties. (How many in a plethora?)