The Mushroom Masters – Australia, Canada, and the US Battle for Breakfast

Mushrooms for Breakfast
We’ll take any reason to celebrate food.

And right now, because September is National Mushroom Month, we’re all about mushrooms, three meals a day.

No, seriously.

Mushrooms for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

And even a midnight snack.

Mushroom Masters, A Tournament of Taste

Mushroom MastersYou might remember The Mushroom Masters that we did last September that pitted recipes from the most talented food bloggers from Australia, Canada and the US?

No, you don’t?

Ok. We’ll pretend not to be offended while we refresh your memory.

We pitted recipes from the most talented food bloggers from Australia, Canada and the US to compete in what we’re now dubbing the annual Mushroom Masters: A Tournament of Taste. Each blogger presented a recipe and readers voted on which was the best.

Oooh. Now you remember.

Each week during the National Mushroom Month of September, three different bloggers — one from each of Australia, Canada, and the US — will create original recipes for a certain “meal.” Throughout the competition you’ll be able to find the bloggers’ complete recipes on their respective country’s sites: Australian Mushroom Growers Association, Mushrooms Canada and The Mushroom Council (US) — but make sure to vote for your favorite recipe here on TasteSpotting.

Breakfast Battle

This week, the Mushroom Masters kicks off with the Breakfast Battle!

You’ll recognize all of this week’s competitors, as they’re gorgeous food photos have been featured on TasteSpotting before: Christie of Fig & Cherry representing Australia, Jennifer of Foodess representing Canada and Tracy of Shutterbean as the US competitor. Take a look at each recipe (the three recipes are presented in alphabetical order by country), gaze at the gorgeous photos, and vote for the recipe you like best! We’ll keep scores, and announce the winner at the end of this week.

Let the games begin!

Recipe from Australia: Breakfast Burrito

…from Christie of Fig & Cherry in Australia!
Mushroom Breakfast-Burrito
Click to get the complete recipe by Fig & Cherry at Australian Mushroom Growers Association

Recipe from Canada: Portabella Mushroom Benedict

…from Jennifer of Foodess!
Click to get the complete recipe by Foodess at Mushrooms Canada

Recipe from US: Mushroom Shallot Bruschetta

…from Tracy of Shutterbean!
Click to get the complete recipe by Shutterbean on the Mushroom Council site

Vote below, and check back next week to see which country — Australia, Canada or the US — wins the Breakfast Battle!

Which breakfast recipe is the BEST?

  • USA: Mushroom Shallot Bruschetta (54% Votes)
  • CAN: Portabella Eggs Benedict (27% Votes)
  • AUS: Breakfast Burrito (20% Votes)

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by Sarah J. Gim on September 6, 2011 · 18 comments

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Mushrooms Canada September 6, 2011 at 8:08 am

Go Team Canada!! I mean, who can resist that gorgeous Portabella Mushroom topped with a perfectly poached egg and drizzled in Hollandaise Sauce? Really! Who can resist that!? ;)
– Brittany


Kathleen Cartwright September 6, 2011 at 4:49 pm

I most certainly cannot resist them, they look so good. Mushroom with eggs benedict Wow !!

Julie Hinecker September 6, 2011 at 9:47 am

I wanted to VOTE for ALL of them! Food CREATIONS are FUN especially when one has the RIGHT Tool to do the JOB!


Kevin (Closet Cooking) September 6, 2011 at 3:59 pm

Now those are some tasty looking ways to enjoy mushrooms for breakfast!


Christie @ Fig & Cherry September 6, 2011 at 4:23 pm

They all look so good – great entries Canada and USA. I just think mine is that little bit better, hehe :)


Jennifer (Delicieux) September 6, 2011 at 5:41 pm

Go Australia!!!!

The breakfast burritos look fantastic!!! In fact everyone’s dishes look fantastic!!


Aussie Mushrooms September 6, 2011 at 5:52 pm

Looks like breakfast is sorted for the next few days. Good luck to everyone but the Aussies are looking very good. Go the Fungi Foursome!


Travis September 6, 2011 at 7:49 pm

GO Australia everyone is just jealous of our we are the best country in the world! AUSSIES FTW!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE the Breakfast Burrito!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Vanessa Mansour September 6, 2011 at 9:39 pm

Go team Australia. Good luck Chrisite


erinlucy September 7, 2011 at 2:53 am

i’m betraying my country and voting for shutterbean! go tracy!


miss james September 7, 2011 at 7:11 pm

i vote for TEAM USA… it looks so tasty! tracy is a kitchen genius! <3


Everything Eggs September 8, 2011 at 10:36 am

Go Canada! Thanks, Jennifer. An egg-cellent way to serve mushrooms for breakfast!



Judy@Savoring Today September 8, 2011 at 11:40 am

Go Team USA! Yummy Bruschetta all the way!


Carly September 9, 2011 at 1:18 pm

Jennifer, that looks incredible. Can’t wait to try that recipe out. I love a fresh twist on a classic.


Hilary January 2, 2012 at 12:53 pm

I’m never eating Eggs Benedict any other way! Genius and sooo good!


LS September 11, 2014 at 3:36 pm

I vote for the Portabella Eggs Benedict (hoping this is how you do it b/c I don’t see any other way!)


Camilla Dayrit December 12, 2018 at 2:55 pm

Hi! I’ve been cooking this recipe since 2013, but went on today to double check ingredients and I can’t find it anymore! Looks like the link to the mushroom council has been closed. Would you be willing to re-post the recipe?



Sarah J. Gim August 28, 2019 at 7:42 pm

There are three recipes here, which one do you need?

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