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On this episode of the Food About Town podcast, George Zheng from Empire Medicinals came over to the studio to talk mushrooms, mushrooms and more mushrooms!
I met George at a ROC Growth event and was immediately taken by his passion for mushrooms as medicine. I haven’t had a lot of experience with that and I imagine most in America haven’t either. He did dive into a fair amount of technical information before we talked about mushrooms as a culinary ingredient.
The uses for mushrooms in cooking are almost endless and if you’re a vegetarian you can’t ignore them. With a little bit of attention to detail, oyster mushrooms like George is growing turn into the perfect alternative to using meat in a main course. It’s not a substitute per se but something that can be enjoyed on its own merits.
Thanks again to George for coming over to record and congratulations to him and Empire Medicinals for their success in the High Tech Rochester Venture Challenge!