They’ve become the secret weapon for kitchens serving up vegetarian dishes. Mushrooms have the ability to give meaty texture and umami flavor to a vegetarian burger or bolognese sauce, while weaving in plant-based nutrition. As closely as manufactured animal protein replacements have come to replicating the taste and mouth feel of their traditional counterparts, your guests may want their plant-based foods to be less processed. Mushrooms can help (and they’re environmentally friendly to produce too). Try them across day parts and menu segments — both in disguise within dishes or out front with their flavors on display.