Mushroom growers group enlists Adrian Richardson to promote meat and mushroom blending

Ashley Walmsley
By Ashley Walmsley
Updated July 4 2022 - 1:40pm, first published January 26 2022 - 2:00am
MEATY: Celebrity chef Adrian Richardson with a Japanese Miso pork and mushroom blended burger. Mr Richardson is encouraging consumers to replace some dietary meat with blended mushrooms.

AN Aussie celebrity chef is calling on his countrymen to become "blenditarians", reducing their meat consumption and upping their mushroom intake.

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Ashley Walmsley

Ashley Walmsley

Editor, Good Fruit & Vegetables

For more than a decade, Ashley Walmsley has written about Australian agriculture. Having grown up on his parents smallcrops, cane and cattle property in Queensland, but clearly unable to grow anything himself, it was a natural progression for him to pursue a career writing about rural industries. He is currently the editor of Fairfax Media’s only national, fresh produce magazine, Good Fruit & Vegetables, while also covering horticulture stories for the agricultural papers and websites. When not writing about vegetables, fruits and nuts, Ashley enjoys playing and discussing video games from a simpler time, and doing impersonations of ABC radio presenters.