Fort Worth Restaurant Serves What Nots, Comfort Food in a Bowl
The Chef Point Café is where hungry Texans turn when they need amazing comfort food. This Fort Worth restaurant offers What Nots, an appetizer so good that even the smell can bring big smiles. This dish, aptly named because after one bite it begs the question, “What's not to love?” What Nots are fresh mushroom caps, hand stuffed with three cheeses then baked in Chef Nwaeze's own savory garlic butter. Mushroom morsels like these are so tasty, they even have a day dedicated to their appreciation, National Stuffed Mushroom Day.
Believe it or not, February 4, is National Stuffed Mushroom Day. It seems the creation of the stuffed mushroom can be traced back to the early 20th century. J.B Swayne, otherwise known as the father of modern mushroom cultivation, worked with Italian immigrant farmers on creating the stuffed mushroom specialty in Pennsylvania. But don't make dining on this delicious delicacy only an annual affair. At Chef Point Café, a Fort Worth restaurant, this comfort food can be ordered every day of the year. What Nots can be enjoyed with a salad, another appetizer, a desert or simply solo.
The history of eating mushrooms goes as far back as B.C. China where it was customary to consume mushrooms. Royal Egyptians ate mushrooms as they were as sign of immortality. Romans and Greeks were also known to eat this comfort food while Babylonians indulged in truffles. Later in Europe, the French took mushrooms to a new level in the culinary arts. In the U.S., munching on mushrooms gained popularity in the late 1800s. No need to travel back in time or even around the world, What Nots are now available in a local Fort Worth restaurant.
Various types of mushrooms abound in many parts of the world. More than 5000 kinds of mushrooms are available in the U.S. alone. Comfort food staples include varieties like the moonlight, button, shiitake, oyster, portobello, chanterelle and truffle. Some grow wild and others are cultivated just for our eating enjoyment. While many mushrooms are edible (like What Nots, of course) some are highly poisonous. Unless trained, it is better to leave the mushroom selection to the experts (and tastier too.)
What Nots are a comfort food anyone can savor. Celebrate National Stuffed Mushroom Day anytime this year. Grab friends and family and dig into a hot helping of What Nots. It doesn't have to be February 4, to chow down on these marvelous munchies! When picking a Fort Worth restaurant, the only way to make sure it has the best stuffed mushrooms is to head straight to Chef Point Café.