Mushrooms have been a fixed feature on many menus for years, but in 2018 they will be well and truly in the spotlights. But ‘stirred through rice’ no longer fits the bill. There will be a starring role for (powdered) mushrooms in drinks, soup, coffee, smoothies and tea. And we are not talking about chestnut mushrooms: no, it’s more likely to be varieties such as cordyceps, reishi and chaga. Tasty tip: health stores sell various varieties of mushrooms in powder or drink form for you to simply stir through your cup of tea or coffee.